SILVER COMPETITION BENNINGTON CARRIAGE AND HORSES
HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS, THE PRINCE PHILIP, DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S
LONG STANDING APPOINTMENT AS COLONEL IN CHIEF
His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh’s long standing appointment as Colonel in Chief of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, a decision was made to commission a silver model of his Competition Bennington Carriage being drawn by 4 horses.
Mr Mark Munson, the Corps Silversmith, was engaged in late 2013 to produce the model. In early 2014 arrangements were made to view and photograph the carriage and horses in full harness in the grounds of Windsor Castle.
Photographed in Windsor Castle grounds
Despite several hours of painstaking photography and taking measurements the Silversmith visited Buckingham Palace on two further occasions to refine the details before design and modelling began
The finished model
The model was delivered in early March 2015 and publicly unveiled at the REME Young Officers’ Club dinner on 26 March 2015 in the presence of the Colonel in Chief. The model, made of sterling silver, sits on a black wooden plinth and in total is 600 mm long by 240 mm wide, 280 mm high and weighs 8.5 Kgs.