Some of the last surviving veterans of the Korean War have been immortalised in a series of portraits.

Former England cricketer turned artist Jack Russell will be exhibiting them to mark 70 years since the veterans returned home.

Soldiers from the 1st Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment were hailed as heroes, following the decisive Battle of the Imjin River in 1951.

“It’s just an honour really, I’m loving every minute,” Mr Russell said.

“I grew up with the stories of the regiment because my driving instructor, Sergeant Henry Pegler, was at the Battle of Imjin River.

“So a lot of my lessons weren’t much about driving really,” he said.

Mr Russell has been painting the portraits in the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum.

One of his most famous sitters is Tommy Clough, 91, from Staverton, Gloucestershire.