Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
Sannox (Isle Of Arran)
Regimental Memorials, Second World War (1939-1945)
  • Unveiled
    Date: C October 2000
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Not lost
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Current location

Formerly known as the Ingledene Hotel
Sannox Bay Hotel
Sannox (Isle Of Arran)
KA27 8JD

OS Grid Ref: NS 01714 45259
Denomination: Undefined

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Ceramic Badge of the SBS, Wooden Title Board, and Metal explanatory plate on a metal board, all on a wooden backboard
Top Plaque-The Army Special Boat Service/The SBS Main Plaque-Known originally as the FOLBOAT SECTION, the Special Boat Section was/born at Sannox on the Isle of Arran in December 1940. Personnel were recruited from No. 8 Commando by Lieut RJA Courtney (Later Major) M.C., /K.R.R.C. and took up quarters at the Ingledene Hotel at Sannox. Formation of the unit had been authorised earlier in the same year by Admiral/Sir Roger Keyes Chief of Combined Operations and Lieutenant Courtney was/ordered to proceed accordingly. It's establishment consisted of two officers and twelve men. On completion/of initial training on Arran they were attached to Layforce and sailed to Egypt/in company with No's 7, 8 and 11th (Scottish) Commandos from Lamlash on/February 1st 1941 on the Commando ships HMS Glengyle, Glenroy and/Glenearn. Almost immediately on arrival in Egypt the SBS went into action and fromthen/until the end of the war with Japan, highly succesful operations were/executed in all theatres of the conflict. Those who served in the SBS did not seek recognition. Their deeds spoke for/them. They wore their Green Beret with pride and they knew the value of their/contribution to Victory.
Inscription legible?
  • Regimental Memorials
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • 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
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Ceramic, Wood, Metal
Trust fund/Scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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