The Wellington statue in Aldershot is a monument to Arthur Wellesley: 1st Duke of Wellington, victor at the Battle of Waterloo and later Prime Minister of the UK. Sculpted by Matthew Cotes Wyatt, it was the largest equestrian statue in Britain when it was unveiled at its original location on the Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner in 1846.

Did you know: in 1883 the future King Edward VII, suggested that it should be moved to Aldershot Military Town, ‘where it will be highly regarded by the Army’.