Nevermind that, did I see grass growing down the side of the plinth ? Time to lift a few names from the RSMs naughty book.
Nice photos. In the approach road, where the markings form an incomplete triangle, there just so happens to be a dark spot, approximately where the apex would be. A photo, possibly wide angle, from a small drone or a camera on a long pole might be interesting. Perhaps a few hours earlier when the sun is lower in the sky and with a darker sky to the North? Just thinking aloud.
A drill faux pas caused a chum of mind to catch the eye of one of the shoutier of the pace-stick carrying shouty types.
Indeed. The tale has transmogrified into King Hussain of Jordan taking exactly that same journey. Here's his son, my old mucker from Staff College, King Abdullah, representing Her Madge on the Commissioning of his son:A drill faux pas caused a chum of mind to catch the eye of one of the shoutier of the pace-stick carrying shouty types.
"You Sir! Double down there and make sure you salute, apologise to Queen Victoria and listen to what she has to say"
Some time later when our hero has not returned drill turned into "find him!"
Eventually he is found in his room on his bed.
"What do you think you are doing Sir? "
"Well Colour I did what you said and I doubled down, saluted Her Majesty, apologised and listened for her advice."
"She said Never mind Phil have the rest of the afternoon off"