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Memorial details

Memorial type
Stone of remembrance
District
Lochaber
Town
Arisaig
County
Highland
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Josef Vajce (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11 November 2009
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
63846
Current location

Over looking Loch nan Ceall near the Post Office.
B8008
Arisaig
Lochaber
Highland
PH39 4NH
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NM 65866 86426
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Triangular column made of grey polished granite, with a sculpted fallen, but not completely deflated, parachute over the top. The parachute chords are engraved into the sides of the column. This surmounts a triangular base, all surrounded by granite paving. There are two additional rough stones to the right of the column, with flat faces inscribed with names and missions. To the left, there is also a rough stone with a flat face inscribed with additional information.
Inscription
Base: IN MEMORY OF ALL CZECH AND SLOVAK SOLDIERS/ WHO TRAINED HERE IN 1941 - 1943 AS S.O.E AGENTS/ NA PAMĚŤ VŠECH ČESKÝCH A SLOVENSKÝCH VOJÁKŮ, / KTEŘÍ ZDE V LETECH 1941 – 1943 PROŠLI VÝCVIKEM S.O.E. / THANKS TO GENEROSITY OF MANY DONORS / DÍKY ŠTĚDROSTÍ MNOHA DÁRCŮ PATRONS / ZÁŠTITU UDĚLILI / VÁCLAV KLAUS, PRESIDENT OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC / AND / A /THE RIGHT HON GEORGE REID, PRESIDING OFFICER, / THE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT 2003 - 2007 SCULPTURE JOSEF VAJCE Memorial built by charities / Czech Memorial and Pomnik parasutistum STONEMASONS SVOBODA PEČKY FOUNDATION STONE WAS BLESSED / BY THE HOLY FATHER BENEDICT XVI. / AD 2009 / ZÁKLADNÍ KÁMEN BYL POŽEHNÁN / SVATÝM OTCEM BENDIKTEM XVI. / LP 2009 VOLUNTEERS FROM THE CZECHOSLOVAK INDEPENDENT BRIGADE / TRAINED HERE AS SPECIAL OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE AGENTS / IN 1941 - 1943 TO BE SENT INTO THE TERRITORY OCCUPIED BY NAZIS / MANY DIED FOR FREEDOM OF OTHERS THEY SHALL NOT BE FORGOTTEN DOBROVOLNÍCI Z NEZAVISLE ČESKOSLOVENSKE BRIGÁDY ZDE / 1941 - 1943 PROCHÁZELI VYCVIKEM EXEKUTIVY PRO ZVLÁŠTNÍ / OPERACE A BYLI PAK VYSAZOVANI K AKCÍM NA UZEMICH OKUPOVANYCH / NACISTY MNOZÍ POLOŽILI SVÉ ŽIVOTY ZA SVOBODU DRUHYCH. JEJICH OBĚŤÍ NEZAPOMENEME Stone, left: (Names) Stone, right: (Names) Stone: (inscription unknown)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Šandera, Josef
Šatana, Klaudius
Bartoš, Alfréd
Bierski, Josef
Bílek, Ambrož
Brhlík, Antonín
Bíroš, František
Bublík, Josef
Cupal, Ludvík
Dvořák, Oldřich
See details for all 71 names
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
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Polished
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Polished
  • Paving
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Stone of remembrance
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Condition
History
2011, September: addition of stone with additional information. 2011, Summer: granite tiles laid at the foundation, to replace the shingle previously used in 2009. 2010, 14 November: addition of two stones inscribed with names and missions. Made from Czech granite.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Maintained by the Czech Government.
Reference

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