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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Ross And Cromarty
Town
Alness
County
Highland
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Sutherland Stone Company (Stone Carver)
BIC Construction of Inverness (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 16th October 2001
    Attended by: Rev Squadron Leader R Dunstan-Meadows from RAF Kinloss and Father Tom Keyworth - officiating Roman Catholic Chaplain
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
43726

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Current location

Enter Alness Business Park from A9
on the right after the pond.
Alness Business Park
Alness
Ross And Cromarty
Highland
IV17 0UP
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NH 65045 68121
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
STONE SLAB WITH PLAQUES SET INTO IT. IMAGES OF A CATALINA AND SUNDERLAND FLYING-BOATS AND AIR SEA RESCUE LAUNCH ETCHED INTO THE STONE.
Inscription
ON THE STONE: ROYAL AIR FORCE / ALNESS (INVERGORDON) /UNVEILED ON/16 OCTOBER 2001/BY/ JOHN CRUICKSHANK V.C. /ERECTED BY ROSS & CROMARTY ENTERPRISE 2001/ WITH ASSISTANCE FROM/THE AIRCREW ASSOCIATION/AND/NOVAR WINDFARM/COMMUNITY FUND PLAQUE: THIS MEMORIAL AT ALNESS POINT ON THE CROMARTY FIRTH, / MARKS THE SITE OF THE FORMER WORLD WAR TWO COASTAL COMMAND / FLYING-BOAT BASE AND IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF ALL / WHO SERVED HERE - SOME OF WHOM BOUGHT / FREEDOM FROM TYRANNY AT THE EXPENSE OF THEIR LIVES. / WE WILL REMEMBER THEM / THE FIRTH IN WAR TIMES WAS A HIGHLY ACTIVE AREA AND RAF INVOLVEMENT / INCLUDED OPERATIONS, TRAINING, SERVICING AND AIR-SEA RESCUE / SUPPORTED BY 88 MAINTENANCE UNIT (MARINE CRAFT) AT RAF MEIKLE FERRY / ON THE DORNOCH FIRTH / FROM 1938 THE FOLLOWING UNITS ARE RECORDED AS HAVING SERVED HERE: / 4 (COASTAL) OPERATIONAL TRAINING UNIT; / SQUADRONS: 201, 209, 210, 228, 240, 422(RCAF) AND 119(GR) SPECIAL DUTIES FLIGHT: / 5 FLYING-BOAT SERVICING UNIT, 6 AIR-SEA RESUCE (MARINE CRAFT UNIT), 102 WING, 1100 MARINE CRAFT UNIT, N0. 2 COMMUNICATIONS TRIALS UNIT. /THE BASE CLOSED IN 1986.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth 300MM, height 2000MM, width 1500MM
    Materials: Stone
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate,public
Details: The Novar Community Windfarm Fund, the Highland Branch of the Aircrew Association and Ross & Cromarty Enterprise
Reference

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