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ID number ART92065
Title FA/18 aircraft, Middle East
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Artist Miller, Lewis
Place made Qatar
Date made 27 April 2003
Medium watercolour on card
Measurement overall: 30 x 40 cm

Description

An FA/18 aircraft taking off from a Middle East flight line. Lewis Miller was appointed official war artist in April 2003 to document Australia's involvement in the Second Gulf war. He spent three weeks in the Middle East in Qatar with members of the Australian Defence Force and also recorded the activities undertaken by the RAN, involved in mine clearing near the Al Faw peninsula in the Persian Gulf. He also travelled to Iraq, recording the activities of the SAS at Al Asad and at Al Qusayr and on the Al Ifziiyah peninsula, accompanying them on mine clearance patrols.