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Adam Brown
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't believe I've missed a new memorial being unveiled on my doorstep. Redbraes Park is less than ten minutes walk from my home!

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=3907

Are these unveilings a great secret that can't be shared in advance? Mad

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David McNay
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

News of another memorial to be unveiled in Crichton gardens in Dumfries.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/south_of_scotland/7779792.stm
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

something odd about the Crichton gardens memorial.......the article says 'A memorial plaque was unveiled and a ceremonial tree planted' but I walked every path in the gardens today (twice) and spoke to a lady who walks her dog there every day, no sign of a new tree or plaque. I will have to make further enquiries in the new year

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fundraising has begun in Appin and Port Appin for a WWII memorial plaque:
See Jim's Appin post here:

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=4034&highlight=
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks to Martin Briscoe from Lochaber for letting me know about this proposed memorial

From the online 'P & J'

http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/1690256?UserKey=

Commando tribute on its way

Plans for new Fort William memorial at advanced stage
Published: 15/04/2010

A PROJECT to erect a new memorial at Fort William dedicated to the elite commando fighting force is at an advanced stage.

The Commando Veterans Association (CVA) wants to instal a 4ft-square granite monument in Fort William Parade. It will include an inscribed bronze plate detailing the World War II history of the commandos in Lochaber and their relationship with the people of Fort William and surrounding areas.

CVA national secretary Geoff Murray has advised Highland Council that work by craftsmen on the monument is ongoing.

Local opinion is that the most appropriate location for it is on The Parade at Fort William, close to the town war memorial in front of the Duncansburgh MacIntosh Parish Church.

The commandos, all volunteers, were put through a gruelling regime at Achnacarry, near Fort William, in the 1940s. Many who survived the war declared that it had been “almost as bad as Achnacarry".

Among the commandos’ 38 battle honours in World War II were eight Victoria Crosses, six awarded posthumously.

The world-famous Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge was unveiled on September 27, 1952, by the Queen Mother. An estimated 50,000 visitors visit the memorial each year.
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the BBC News Website, this is one Roxy will be very interested in.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/8678239.stm

RAF Kinloss Nimrod memorial for 14 servicemen approved

A memorial in honour of the servicemen who were killed when a Nimrod from RAF Kinloss exploded in Afghanistan is to be erected in Moray.

Fourteen men died when the aircraft blew-up in mid-air in 2006.

Moray councillors have now approved a 14-sided cairn, standing 6ft high, to be located on a landscaped area close to the war memorial in Forres.

The cost of the memorial will come from donations received by families in the wake of the tragedy.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 4:19 am    Post subject: West Wemyss Mine Deaths Memorial Planned Reply with quote

An article in "The Courier" mentioned a campaign which has begun to remember the 5 people who died when a sea mine exploded near West Wemyss in Fife.

It occured on the 23rd of January 1941 and it is hoped it will be in place to be unveiled on the 70th anniversary of the tragedy.
Apparently there is little information on what happened, other than speaking to elderly local residents. The event was was not reported in the local press at the time (perhaps) owing to it being a british mine that had washed up on the beach.

The man organising the memorial is called John Drummond.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That reminds me of a TV program I saw several years ago about children being killed by explosives they found on training ranges. There were several such incidents in England but I have not heard of any in Scotland but presumably there were some?

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:00 am    Post subject: Rosehearty Disaster 1918 Reply with quote

There was one such incident at Rosehearty in 1918, but not actually on a " training range ".

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=2418&highlight=disaster
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.edinburghguide.com/story/books/6511-novelistandpowsurvivorrememberedinmakarscourtyard

I don't think this counts as a war memorial as it highlighs other non military achievements. But I thought it worth bring to others attention.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Incidentaly, this is James Ford's brothers CWGC entry.
I've never seen a citation on an entry before, has anyone else?

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2815209


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are common enough among VC & GC winners.

eg.

Name: BROOKE, JAMES ANSON OTHO
Initials: J A O
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 29/10/1914
Awards: V C
Additional information: Son of Sir Harry Vesey Brooke, K.B.E., and Lady Brooke, of Fairley, Countesswells, Aberdeenshire. Awarded the Sword of Honour at Sandhurst.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. E. 2.
Cemetery: ZANTVOORDE BRITISH CEMETERY
Citation: An extract from "The London Gazette," dated 16th Feb., 1915, records the following:-"For conspicuous bravery and great ability near Gheluvelt on the 29th October, in leading two attacks on the German trenches under heavy rifle and machine-gun fire, regaining a lost trench at a very critical moment. He was killed on that day. By his marked coolness and promptitude on this occasion Lieutenant Brooke prevented the enemy from breaking through our line, at a time when a general counter-attack could not have been organised."
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sunday Post 12 September 2010 reports that a new Merchant Navy Memorial is being constructed starting today (13th) on the shore in Leith (Edinburgh). Work is expected to be completed by mid November and be unveiled by the Princess Royal.

Much more info in the article. Send me a PM for additional info.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spoons wrote:
Sunday Post 12 September 2010 reports that a new Merchant Navy Memorial is being constructed starting today (13th) on the shore in Leith (Edinburgh). Work is expected to be completed by mid November and be unveiled by the Princess Royal.

Much more info in the article. Send me a PM for additional info.

\Paul

See also:
http://www.merchantnavymemorialtrust.org.uk/the-memorial/

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