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Re dedication of Black Watch WW2 Memorial 18th Oct 2009

 
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Keptie



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:42 pm    Post subject: Re dedication of Black Watch WW2 Memorial 18th Oct 2009 Reply with quote

Prince Charles Duke of Rothesay is atttending the re dedication of the Black Watch WW2 memorial at Powrie Brae on Sunday 18th October 2009 . The Memorial was unveiled by the late Queen Mother in 1959 . The sculptor of the Memorial was Mr Sutherland . The Black Watch Association has raised the money to refurbish the Memorial .

I recall that Brigadier James A Oliver ( Arbroath) and Col Chick Thomson ( Dundee) were the original Black Watch Officers who instigated the Memorial originally . Sadly both are now deceased .

Today's Courier & Advertiser covers the event on Sunday , 18th October 2009 at Powrie Brae .

http://www.thecourier.co.uk/output/2009/10/13/newsstory13937474t0.asp

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pat

Thanks for the advance notice. Hopefully there will be a good turnout. You can see this memorial from the A90 coming out of Dundee.

It can be found on Goggle Earth Here:

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=56.498977,-2.948804&spn=0.000722,0.002406&t=h&z=19

And on our forum here:

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=307

Unfortunately the website hosting these photos doesn't seem to have them any more so if anyone is passing this memorial please take some photographs.

I'm also moving this to the 'What's On' Section

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Using Google's Street View you can see you get to the memorial from Emmock Road but I don't see any nearby parking.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 6:15 pm    Post subject: Powrie Brae WW2 Black Watch memorial re dedication Reply with quote

The Re Dedication of the Black Watch WW2 Memoriral on Powrie Brae, Angus was performed by Duke of Rothesay today at 1230 hours ( Sunday 18th October 2009).

The BBC Scotland website has Prince Marks statue restoration :

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/tayside_and_central/8311237.stm


Stv news website has the story listed as Prince Charles attends service at War Memorial :

http://news.stv.tv/scotland/tayside/131046-prince-charles-attends-service-at-war-memorial/
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This Scotsman story doesn't add much info but there is an OK pic.


http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/scotland/Fifty-years-on-Prince-Charles.5744128.jp
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