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Memorial details

Memorial type
Other structure
District
Ross And Cromarty
Town
Alness
County
Highland
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 08/05/1995
    Attended by: RAF Associaton, Alness Community Council et al
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
78196

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Current location

In street running South of High Street
Mitchell Lane
Alness
Ross And Cromarty
Highland
IV17 0QW
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NH 65647 69543
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Variable pitch propeller mounted on pole, with explanatory plaque
Inscription
Dedicated to members of the Armed Forces of all / nations who served in the Alness area. / After 50 years of peace in Europe. /May 8th 1995/This example of a variable pitch propeller was recovered from the Cromarty Firth and gifted to Alness by the/Royal Air Forces Association, through Alness Community Council./Refurbishment was carried out by volunteers from the Engineering Wing Royal Air Force Station, Kinloss./Catalinas were based at Alness and Invergordon from 1939 and along with Sunderlands became the main/Maritime Patrol aircraft, superceding the earlier Londons, Lerwicks, Stranraers and Singapores. Alness ceased/being a permanent base for Flying Boats in 1946 and closed for this purpose in 1957./The maritime connection was, however, continued by 1100 Marine Craft Unit until 1986 when RAF Alness/finally closed, upon the disbandment of the Marine Branch of the Royal Air Force./This project was funded and carried out by/Tomatin Smithy. Alness Community Council. Ross & Cromarty Enterprise. Ross & Cromarty District Council
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
  • Other structure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stainless Steel
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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