Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Gazing Out For Eternity on this Beautiful Place

We almost drove past the Commando Memorial on our recent trip up to the Scottish Highlands.  I'm glad we didn't.  It is an amazingly atmospheric place.

The Commando Memorial by sculptor Scott Sutherland was unveiled by the Queen Mother in 1952.  Situated near Spean Bridge, it depicts three Commandos in World War II uniform gazing out across the countryside where Commando training took place.  The Commando Basic Training Centre was established at Achnacarry Castle and the strict, hard training took place all over Lochaber.

Winston Churchill established the British Commandos in June 1940 as an elite force and this memorial is dedicated to them.

Around the Commando Memorial itself are lots of other memorials filled with flowers and unit badges.  It is obviously a well visited place and of great sentiment to many who will never forget loved ones who died in the service of their country.

A very moving memorial in an unbelievably beautiful place.

Love, Liz


mamasmercantile said...

A wonderful tribute.

gilly said...

We visited there on our great Scottish roadtrip a few years ago, it is indeed a very moving memorial. Glad you had the opportunity to see it too.

Heritage Hall said...

Thank you for sharing... it is, indeed, a moving monument and a testament of those who served so gallantly.