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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cairn
District
Argyll And Bute
Town
Oban
County
Strathclyde
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 24 August 1998
    Attended by: FLIGHT LIEUTENANT JOHN CRUICKSHANK VC
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
44651
Current location

along the sea wall on a promontory
just south of the car park at the end of the Ganavan Road.
Ganavan Sands
Oban
Argyll And Bute
Strathclyde
PA34 5TB
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NM 86146 32639
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Stone cairn with dedicatory granite plaque. This is a replacement memorial following housing development on the original site. There is also now an interpretation board which was supplied in 2013, along with the new access route from the car park. The entrance to the nearby cycle track has a silhouette of a Sunderland flying boat to mark the connection to RAF operations in WW2.
Inscription
1939 1945/TO THE MEMORY OF ALL AIR GROUND PERSONNEL/OF 18 GROUP COASTAL COMMAND WHO SERVED AT RAF OBAN/NO 209 SQN RAF NO 210 SQN RAF/NO 10 SQN RAAF NO 228 SQN RAF/NO 422 SQN RCAF NO 330 SQN RCAF/NO 423 SQN RCAF NO 524 SQN RAF/NO 302 FERRY TRAINING UNIT/"MOS DIOCHIUMH NICH SIM"
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
  • Cairn
    Measurements: depth 1470mm, height 1150mm, width 2150mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 550mm, width 800mm
    Materials: Granite
Condition
Costs

Comments: The interpretation board and route from the car park along the sea wall were provided in 2013 by the Maritime Air Trust.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Royal Air Force Station Oban. A History of the Flying Boat Operations by Neil Owen This book has a list of casualties at RAF Oban. Lists twenty members of 210 Squadron Killed in Action and sixteen killed in accidents.

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