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Memorial details

Memorial type
Stone of remembrance
District
Caithness
Town
about 1.5 miles north west of Reiss
County
Highland
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 5 September 1992
    Attended by: Unknown
  • Dedicated
    Date: 5 September 1992
    Attended by: Unknown
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5931
Current location

Skitten Airfield (former)
roadside of B876
about 1.5 miles north west of Reiss
Caithness
Highland
KW1 4RX
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: ND 32035 56353
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Dressed stone monolith with slight tapering at top and inset plaque. Beneath this plaque is a second, smaller plaque (which was added later) commemorating Operation Freshman (our reference 5932).
Inscription
1939 - 1945/ IN GRATEFUL/ AND/ EVERLASTING REMEMBRANCE/ OF ALL SERVICE PERSONNEL/ WHO FLEW FROM SKITTEN AIRFIELD/ AND DID NOT RETURN/ PEACE AMONG NATIONS
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
  • Stone of remembrance
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Condition
History
Operation Freshman names plaque added later.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Wick British Legion (Scotland)
Reference

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