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Winged victory

The winged victory is a sculpture above the chapel at our centre in Brighton. 

The winged victory is a sculpture above the chapel at our centre in Brighton.

 

The winged victory is by Julian Phelps Allan. Orignially Eva Dorothy Allan, she change her name in 1929. Allan has served in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps during the First World War and went on to do so in the Auxiliary Territorial Service during World War II. 

In 1938 she wrote "I am now working on what will be a 20ft figure for the new St Dunstan's Convalescent Home which is being built outside Brighton. This is a "Winged Victory" holding the insignia of St Dunstan's. It is rather an adventure, especially as no one knows whether the floor of my studio will hold it!" Allan herself became a blind veteran when she lost her sight later in life.