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Rosneath Naval Base Memorial

 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:19 am    Post subject: Rosneath Naval Base Memorial Reply with quote

The memorial lies close to the waterside and by the watersports centre in the Rosneath Castle Park, which is a caravan park/ holiday home complex. It is in the form of a low cemented cairn of stones topped by a large stone on which is affixed the memorial brass plaque.

Address is Rosneath Castle Park, Rosneath, by Helensburgh, Argyll G84 0QS

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ROSNEATH NAVAL BASE
1941 1945
THIS MARKER IS DEDICATED TO THE UNITED STATES NAVY
CIVIL ENGINEER CORPS OFFICERS, AMERICAN CIVILIAN
CONTRACTORS AND CONSTRUCTION BATTALIONS WHO BUILT
AT ROSNEATH THE FIRST UNITED STATES NAVAL BASE OF
THE SECOND WORLD WAR IN MAINLAND BRITAIN.

IT ALSO HONOURS THE THOUSANDS OF AMERICAN AND
BRITISH FORCES WHO/ SERVED AT ROSNEATH AND THOSE
WHO TRAINED HERE FOR THE INVASIONS OF NORTH
AFRICA (1942), SICILY (1943) AND FRANCE (1944)


PLACED HERE IN THE YEAR 2000 BY THE UNITED KINGDOM STATE SOCIETY,
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION,
AND THE ROSNEATH ANVIL TRUST


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