Among the 28 students exhibiting their work was Harry Parker, 32, a former army captain who lost both his legs after stepping on an IED while serving with in Afghanistan in 2009. Harry heard about the Royal Drawing School’s scholarship programme from The Duchess of Cornwall when he gave her a drawing at a medals parade for his regiment, 4 Rifles, of which The Duchess is Royal Colonel. Harry, who lives in Battersea and works as a painter and writer, said: ‘I’ve always done art but it’s difficult to keep it up with bullets flying around. Art isn’t therapy, it’s hard work and you’re doing it on your own. The good thing about the Royal Drawing School course is it’s for people from all different backgrounds who all bring different things. We’re all in it together.’ His views were echoed by another former serviceman, Douglas Farthing, 48, who joined the course after thirty years serving as a Sergeant Major in the Parachute

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