Princess Anne will unveil the bronze statue of Dunedin-born
pioneering plastic surgeon Archibald McIndoe in England on
Blond McIndoe Research Foundation chief executive Jacquie
Pinney said Sir Archibald, who treated badly burned Allied
servicemen during World War 2, would be honoured with a 2.1m
bronze statue outside Sackville College in East Grinstead
Sculpted by Martin Jennings, the statue shows Sir Archibald
with his arms reassuringly on a patient's shoulders
communicating his extraordinary confidence, Mrs Pinney said.
''This will provide a lasting memory to East Grinstead's
world famous adopted son and will ensure the story of the
people of East Grinstead, known as `the town that did not
stare', will always be remembered.''