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Commando Memorial

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Commando Memorial featuring heritage elements, a monument and a statue or sculpture

Against a mountainous backdrop is a statue that pays tribute to the fallen British Commandos of World War II.

The Commando Memorial is one of the country’s most recognizable monuments. It is known for its poignancy as a war tribute and its commanding views of Ben Nevis and Aonach Mòr. Admire this large bronze sculpture consisting of three soldiers standing atop a stone platform.

Inspect the intricate details of the monument, such as the cap comforter, rifle and webbing of the soldiers. They depict British Commandos who were specially trained in Spean Bridge to perform raids. The monument reaches a height of 17 feet (5 meters). Note how the soldiers look southward to the mountain of Ben Nevis. Capture photos of the poignant monument with the snowy giant as a picturesque backdrop.

Climb the set of steps leading up to the statue. Read the inscription at its base that says, “United we conquer.” Another plaque commemorates the officers and commandos who died in World War II. Amble along the serene Garden of Remembrance, where families often scatter ashes and set up tributes to commandos.

Hike through the scenic region with your family. Imagine the difficulty of the training regimes in this snowy area in winter.

Make your way to Achnacarry for the Commando Museum, which has more information about this special branch of the military.

The Queen Mother unveiled the Commando Memorial in 1952. Learn how the location was chosen for its position on the way from the railway station to the Commando Training Centre. In present day, anniversary services for events such as Remembrance Day and D-Day are held at the site.

The Commando Memorial is 10 miles (16 kilometers) northeast of Loch Eil that runs through Fort William. It is in the village of Spean Bridge in the Scottish Highlands. The statue is always open to the public for free visits.

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