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Stained glass helicopter marks Artillery anniversary

A Merlin helicopter depicted in a stained glass window.
Image caption The Merlin helicopter is part of a scene commissioned to mark the 300 anniversary of the Royal Artillery

A military scene has been included as part of a stained glass window at a church in Plymouth.

The "unique window" has been installed in the church at the Royal Citadel to mark the 300th anniversary of the Royal Artillery.

A Merlin helicopter, soldiers and amphibious vehicles all feature in the scene.

The windows have been installed at The Royal Chapel of St Katherine Upon The Hoe within the Royal Citadel.

Image caption The commanding officer of the regiment said they wanted to leave their mark on the church

Karl Freeman MBE, the Vicar for 29 Commando Regiment, said: "It is quite unusual to see helicopters in church glass. Basically, there's an integration of faith into regimental life, which is my job."

Lieutenant Colonel Jon Cresswell, who is Commanding Officer of the regiment, said "We wanted to leave our mark here, and I think we've very much done that."

Image caption The Royal Chapel of St Katherine Upon The Hoe lies within the Royal Citadel, home of the 29 Commando Regiment

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