Sunday 13 November 2011
This is the Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge in the Highlands. A special place indeed, and one we drive past every time we visit the Hebrides. A huge number of the British Commando forces carried out their training in this area, hence the decision that the Great Glen was an appropriate place for their memorial, unveiled by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother in 1952. There is now a garden of remembrance there too, a lot of the current day Commandos choose to have their ashes scattered there on their death, and there are also small memorials there to some of those who have lost their lives in the Falklands, Afghanistan & Iraq.
To all those who have given their lives in the service of their country, whether in times of war, or peace, thank you.