Post by Hawker Hurricane on Oct 9, 2010 23:02:15 GMT
The Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge in Inverness-shire is a memorial to all those who served and/or died in the Commando regiments. There is a memorial garden to the memory of all who have served in the regiments, past and present, regardless of where they are from. Seeing the memorials of the young soldiers who have given their lives in the current areas of conflict is truly humbling, remembered alongside those who fell in WWII.
Post by Hawker Hurricane on Oct 13, 2010 22:11:24 GMT
I've always really admired that memorial - especially having studied the history of the region of Lochaber and multiple roles played by the region, particularly during World War II, with both the newly formed Commando units, and the Special Operations Executive using the area extensively. I keep a replica of the memorial on my desk here at home, as a sort of daily reminder to remember the sacrifices the brave made yesterday, for all our tomorrows. :poppy:
Jim 'Hawker Hurricane' Robinson Professional Local Historian and Genealogist, RNLI Governor, First Aider, and SWARM Admin. www.boltonremembers.org