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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cairn
District
Banff And Buchan
Town
Longside
County
Grampian
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 14 September 2003
    Attended by: Rev. Norman Smith, RAF Padre, the Rev. Glyn Williams
  • Dedicated
    Date: 14 September 2003
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
57070
Current location

150m north of the A950 5.1 km from Longside towards Peterhead sign to ‘Peterhead Cairn RAF’
Longside Airfield (disused)
Longside
Banff And Buchan
Grampian
AB42 4XS
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NK 07396 46813
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Granite cairn with low granite wall surrounding it. Dedicatory rectangular) tablet formed using a slab taken from the WW1 Officers Mess of RNAS Lenabo Longside is set into cairn. Centre top of tablet is gilt image of R.A.F. badge with gilt images of Air Force wings badges. The inscription is in gold lettering.
Inscription
ROYAL AIR FORCE PETERHEAD/ THIS CAIRN WAS ERECTED IN 2003/ BY THE LONGSIDE BRANCH/ ROYAL BRITISH LEGION (SCOTLAND)/ TO COMMEMORATE ALL WHO SERVED/ AT THIS LONGSIDE AIRFIELD/ DURING WWII/ THIS ENTRANCE SLAB WAS RECOVERED/ FROM THE OFFICERS MESS/ RNAS LENABO LONGSIDE WWI
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: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
Costs

Site: Free
Comments: Funds were raised by the Longside Branch of Royal British Legion (Scotland). The site was gifted by the owners of the land, Mr and Mrs Ross.
Memorial: Approx £6000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Details: Longside branch of British Legion
Reference

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