Corporal McKelvie RAAF, Diego Garcia

Unit Royal Australian Air Force
Place Oceans: Indian Ocean, Diego Garcia
Accession Number ART91750
Collection type Art
Measurement framed: 259 mm (H) x 208 mm (L) x 39 mm (D)
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on hardboard
Maker Churcher, Peter
Place made Indian Ocean: Diego Garcia
Date made 7 March 2002
Conflict Period 2000-2009
Afghanistan, 2001-
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Description

Portrait of female officer, Corporal McKelvie, RAAF, at Diego Garcia. Peter Churcher recalled, "There were only three Australian women on the island. I felt it was important to acknowledge one of them and chose Nicky for her outwardly stern 'military' appearance but knowing all the while that there was a sweet girl underneath".