SIR WINSTON Churchill has today been unveiled as the latest historic figure to appear on a Bank of England banknote.
The note featuring the image of the British wartime leader will be a £5 note issued during 2016.
“Our banknotes acknowledge the life and work of great Britons,” said Bank of England Governor Sir Mervyn King.
“Sir Winston Churchill was a truly great British leader, orator and writer. Above that, he remains a hero of the entire free world.
“His energy, courage, eloquence, wit and public service are an inspiration to us all. I am proud to announce that he will appear on our next banknote.”
Churchill was British Prime Minister from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.