Saturday, 6 September 2014

Commando Memorial

The Commando Monument is a Category A listed monument dedicated to the men of the British Commando Forces raised during the Second World War. The memorial is located 2 kilometres north west of Spean Bridge in Scotland. The monument is more than 5 metres tall and consists of three soldiers looking out over the mountains. The commandos trained around the area where the memorial now stands. The bronze monument is the work of Scott Sutherland and was unveiled by the Queen Mother on 12 September 1952.
Around the monument are the words, United We Conquer. The plaque below reads -
  • In Memory of the Officers and Men of the Commandos who died in the Second World War 1939-1945. This Country was their Training Ground.
In 2012 a memorial garden was added where ashes of former commandos could be placed. The garden also serves as a memorial for commandos who have died in recent conflicts - particularly Afghanistan and Irak.
Further information:
Commandos Veterans Association

Commando Memorial - Undiscovered Scotland

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