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Object Name

Wall Mural

Place Made

Northern Ireland: County Down: Maze: Long Kesh
Long Kesh


This mural is one of 46 in the Northern Ireland Prison Service collection, which were painted on boards or partition walls in nissen huts at HMP Maze/Long Kesh. Most of these murals were in the loyalist compounds. Memorial to Lt Col Blair Mayne. Sometimes known as 'Paddy,' Mayne was a British Army officer from Newtownards, who received several awards for his actions during the Second World War, including being the first officer to receive the Legion D'Honneur. He also was a rugby player, representing Ireland and the British Lions. He was one of the founder members of the Special Air Service (SAS) and was one of the British Army's most highly decorated soldiers of the Second World War.

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National Museums Northern Ireland