A one off painting commissioned by ASA Scotland Charity, produced by Jim Erskine Art to support the Memorial Bust for the family and community of Laurieston, Falkirk to be unveiled 26th August 2021.
The painting signed by the twin brother of John McAleese MM 22 SAS.
Signed by Mac’s twin brother William McAleese.
John was involved in Operation Nimrod, Embassy Siege, London.
The Iranian Embassy siege took place from 30 April to 5 May 1980, after a group of six armed men stormed the Iranian embassy on Prince's Gate in South Kensington, London. The gunmen, Iranian Arabs campaigning for sovereignty of Khuzestan Province, took 26 people hostage, including embassy staff, several visitors, and a police officer who had been guarding the embassy. They demanded the release of prisoners in Khuzestan and their own safe passage out of the United Kingdom. The British government quickly decided that safe passage would not be granted and a siege ensued. Subsequently, police negotiators secured the release of five hostages in exchange for minor concessions, such as the broadcasting of the hostage-takers' demands on British television.
19 hostages were rescued, the Operation was a success and witnessed by Millions of people live on TV.