United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

Commando

Our Ref: 5894

Address

A82
Spean Bridge
HIGHLAND
Scotland
PH34 4EG
 
Type:Sculptured/Cast Group
OS Map Ref:NN 208 824

Inscription

UNITED WE CONQUER/ 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.

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
FIGURESBRONZE9 ft  Good
PLINTHSTONE - WHINSTONE   Good
WallStone   Good

Physical Description

Group of three Commando figures wearing characteristic cap comforters, battle dress and webbing, standing on stone cairn. Close by is a low, formalised, circular walled enclosure for flowers and commemorations.

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarSecond World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial:0
Served & Returned0
Died0
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?Not known
What information is listed on the memorial?None
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?No

Maintenance

Are the letters difficult to read?No
Who is responsible for the memorial?

Maintenance History:

Ceremonies

Date:4 October 1952
RolePerformed By
Unveiling HM QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type: Public
Did this include a trust or scholarship?No
Did this include a roll of honour?NOT APPLICABLE
Cost of Site:Not known
Cost of Memorial:Not known
Comments on Costs:

Craftsmen

NameOccupation
H H Martyn and Co.Founder/Foundry
Scott SutherlandDesigner

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

Commandos of all nationalities trained in the area during WW2.

The designer, Mr Scott Sutherland, is shown working on the memorial in the listed publication.

An estimated 5,000 people attended the unveiling ceremony, including: Lord Lovat, uncle to Lt Col A David Stirling DSO of the Scots Guards and founder of SAS; Maj Gen Robert Laycock, former Chief of Combined Operations; and Col Charles Vaughan, former Commanding Officer at nearby Achnacarry where the Commandos trained.

Comments: 
Photographs:8
Other Documents:None
Form / Letter:F
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No
Press Cuttings:4
Postcards:7
Publication NameAuthorDate PublishedPage / DateOther Information
Scottish Field Magazine  p 14, October 1950 
BUILDINGS OF SCOTLANDGIFFORD, JOHN1992H & I (1992) p.264 
OrganisationIdWebsite
War Memorials TrustWM2278http://www.warmemorials.org/search-grants/?gID=262
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