A82,Spean Bridge,Lochaber,Highland,PH34 4EG,Scotland
OS Grid Ref.: NN 208 824
Group of three Commando figures wearing characteristic cap comforters, battle dress and webbing, standing on stone cairn. Close by is a low, formalised, circular walled enclosure for flowers and commemorations.
UNITED WE CONQUER/ IN MEMORY OF THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE COMMANDOS WHO DIED IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945/ THIS COUNTRY WAS THEIR TRAINING GROUND.
Subject / Period
Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Unknown
Order of information: Unknown
Measurements: height 9 ft
Materials: Stone - Whinstone
Date: 4 October 1952
Attended by: HM QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER
Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Trust fund / scholarship
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Details: Unknown or N/A
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Commandos of all nationalities trained in the area during WW2. The designer, Mr Scott Sutherland, is shown working on the memorial in the listed publication. An estimated 5,000 people attended the unveiling ceremony, including: Lord Lovat, uncle to Lt Col A David Stirling DSO of the Scots Guards and founder of SAS; Maj Gen Robert Laycock, former Chief of Combined Operations; and Col Charles Vaughan, former Commanding Officer at nearby Achnacarry where the Commandos trained.
War Memorials Trust WM2278 http://www.warmemorials.org/search-grants/?gID=262
Scottish Field Magazine p 14, October 1950
BUILDINGS OF SCOTLAND by GIFFORD, JOHN H & I (1992) p.264 Source: Image Library
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