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'Adjutant-General of the Forces', Sir Richard Airey, 1873

Coloured lithograph by Sir Leslie Matthew Ward ('Spy') (1851-1922), Number 66 in the series 'Men of the Day', published by 'Vanity Fair', 19 July 1873.

Portrait of General Sir Richard Airey in civilian clothes.

Richard Airey, 1st Baron Airey (1803-1881), served as Quartermaster-General under Lord Raglan in the Crimea. Despite criticism of his performance during the Crimean War (1854-1856) Airey was promoted to lieutenant-general and was appointed Quartermaster-General to the Forces in 1855. He served as Governor of Gibraltar from 1865 to 1870, and became Adjutant-General of the Forces in 1870.

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NAM. 1961-12-439-3


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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