Hi everybody, It was a long time in the making, at the cost of my adding legs to Carl Reid’s Gordon Highlander Sgt, but here is my very first scratch sculpted head and bust. The whole model is made from; various grades of Milliput, 50cm of thin copper wire and a small amount of plasticard. As PF has so many Professional Sculptors on the site it is with much trepidation that I post my Amateur effort. The subject matter here is of WO! Garrison Sergeant Major (London District) William D G ‘Billy’ Mott OBE MVO Welsh Guards He enlisted into the 1st. Battalion Welsh Guards in April 1979 and has served with the Battalion in Belize, Canada, Cyprus, France, Germany, Kenya and the USA. He completed operational tours of Northern Ireland and served in the Falklands during the 1982 conflict. He has held the post of instructor at both the Guards Depot, as a Lance Sergeant, and also at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst as Colour Sergeant, Company Sergeant Major and as Regimental Sergeant Major. Prior to assuming his present appointment as the Garrison Sergeant Major, Headquarters London District, he held the appointment of GSM at Headquarters Northern Ireland. GSM Mott's first Trooping the Colour Parade as GSM was in June 2003. He was involved in the ceremonial arrangements for Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother's funeral and the Golden Jubilee State Procession and he has also been a pivotal figure in the repatriation ceremonies for those killed in action during operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since taking up his appointment he has also served in Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Jamaica and Jordan. On each occasion in a ceremonial capacity. GSM Mott was awarded the OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2007. For the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton in April 2011, GSM Mott was presented with a new insignia of rank reviving the original one made for Sergeant Majors appointed to the Court of King William IV in the early 19th century. It incorporates the Royal Coat of Arms worn by selected Warrant Officers Class 1 of The Household Division, placed over four chevrons sewn in gold thread, the traditional badge of the Sergeant Major. The badge was researched by the staff at The Guards Museum and commissioned by Major General Commanding the Household Division, Major General William Cubitt CBE, before being approved by HM The Queen. GSM Mott was awarded the MVO in the HM Queens Diamond Jubilee Honours 2012. Cheers, Keith With thanks to Trooping-the-Colour for this potted history.