021 - Major R Cain VC
Major Robert Cain was awarded the Victoria Cross in the battle for Arnhem. Out of the five Victoria Crosses awarded during that battle he was the sole recipient who survived.
During the battle he used a PIAT to fight off German tanks, when PIAT ammo ran out, he fired a 2" mortar 'from the hip' to deter the tanks. goodness knows what the kick from that was like!
There is a fuller biography under the biographies tab.
This pack contains parts to produce one of 3 versions of the bust:
- wearing the famous 'red beret',
- wearing the para' helmet.
- wearing the helmet with the 'red beret' showing out from the smock.
the kit has 11 parts - 10 resin and one length of plastic tube for the mortar barrel.