The King’s visit

King George V was a regular visitor to the Western Front between 1915 and 1918 as part of his role as the head of the British Armed Forces.

World War One plays an important part of the history of the British Monarchy, at the time of the outbreak of war the Royal Family were still known by the name of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha with many German titles still being used. In 1917 the name was changed to the House of Windsor that we know now.

I wanted a special release to mark the ten year anniversary of Tommy’s War, and what better way to mark that milestone than with a model of the King.

King George V of Great Britain with General Sir Arthur Currie the Canadian commander (centre rear) as they visit Messines in Belgium, during World war One in 1917 (Exact date unknown)
Illustration of King George V during World War One
The King pictured at the early part of the war
King George V awards a medal to a US soldier during World War One
TW32S06 – King George V by Tommy’s War. Figure sculpted by Nino Pizzichemi and with box art by Alex Long