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A carving in lime of the mythical Chinthe, this is the emblem of the Chindits from Burma during World War II. IT is the body of a lion with a dragon like head. I carved this as a first project as a novice woodcarver. I was very reticent about taking on this task, but was persuaded by the members of the Chindits Old Comrades Association, for whom I have a great deal of respect for what they achieved during WWII in Burma, to attempt it. It now stands proudly as a bronze on their memorial in the Burma Star Memorial Grove at The NAtional Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire, UK. It was a very great honour to be asked to attempt this as a woodcarving novice and I still can’t believe that this will still be there when I am not. Mindblowing experience!