|OS Map Ref:||NN 208 824|
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.
|FIGURES||BRONZE||9 ft|| || ||Good|
|PLINTH||STONE - WHINSTONE|| || || ||Good|
|Wall||Stone|| || || ||Good|
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
|War||Second World War (1939-1945)|
|Total names on memorial:||0|
|Served & Returned||0|
|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|
|Are the letters difficult to read?||No|
|Who is responsible for the memorial?|
|Unveiled|| HM QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER|
|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:|
| H H Martyn and Co.||Founder/Foundry|
| Scott Sutherland||Designer|
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.
|Form / Letter:||F|
|Drawings / Plans:||No|
|Publication Name||Author||Date Published||Page / Date||Other Information|
|Scottish Field Magazine|| || ||p 14, October 1950|| |
|BUILDINGS OF SCOTLAND||GIFFORD, JOHN||1992||H & I (1992) p.264|| |