A mixture of history, genealogy and contemporary opinion on a range of matters, from North Ayrshire based family historian Chris Paton
Saturday, 12 May 2012
The Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge
Last weekend on a visit to Inverness I finally stopped off at a monument I have wished to have a proper look at for years, having often passed by it on the road in the past. The Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge, unveiled in 1952 in memory of the commandos who trained in the area during the Second World War, is one of Scotland's most famous military memorials - it is also one of the most moving, with memorial crosses in the Garden of Remembrance filled with too many soldiers who have fallen recently in Afghanistan.