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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast figure
District
Stirling
Town
Doune
County
Central
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Regimental Memorials, Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
63576
Current location

Roadside
to the north of road. Small car park nearby.
On the B824
South East of Doune.
Doune
Stirling
Central
FK16
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NN 75293 00379
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Plinth comprised of three rough-hewn stones surmounted by bronze figure of Col Sir Stirling in uniform with officers coat and cap. Figure faces north and carries binoculars with leather strap in outstretched left hand. (the binoculars and leather strap were missing by May 2009, but were there in 2007) Three plaques mounted on stones beneath figure. Plaque with name in raised lettering surrounded by raised border. Plaque with SAS dedication in raised lettering flanked by emblem in relief and surrounded by raised border. Plaque with SAS regimental history with single lined border and regimental emblem depicted in upper centre. Whole set in paved circular enclosure with low stone wall. The names of 317 members of the SAS killed in WWII, on 32 plaques on the ground around the statue (also two with the SAS badge and six blank plaques). Also a memorial to the LRDG on the same site (separate record)
Inscription
Plaque: David Stirling/ Founder/ of/ The Special Air Service/ Regiment/ 1941 Plaque: IN REMEMBRANCE/ OF ALL THOSE MEMBERS OF THE/ SPECIAL AIR SERVICE REGIMENT/ WHO HAVE DIED IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY/ AND HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES TO UPHOLD THE/ PRINCIPLES OF FREEDOM AND JUSTICE Plaque: (History of SAS Regiment)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adamson, E.y.
Allan, W W
Allen, P J
Andrews, V
Appleyard, J G
Arbuckle, J F S
Ashe, C
Ashley, A G
Aspin, J
Astell, N F
See details for all 318 names
Commemorations
  • Regimental Memorials
    Total names on memorial: 318
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 317
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 318
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 317
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, additional,decorations
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Detail
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Leather
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaques / Panels with names
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
History
c2009: Leather strap attached to binoculars held by figure has been removed.; The 2 dedication plaques were stolen in May 2014, and later replaced
Costs

Site: Donated by Archie Stirling, nephew of Col Sir Stirling
Comments: Memorial erected by the SAS Regimental Association.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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