Discussion in 'Photography' started by hdvrod, Jan 22, 2013.
Not my pic but worth sharing
This not the Commando Monument (which is at Spean Bridge)but it is the Glenfinnan Monument where Bonnie Prince Charlie landed in 1745.:thumb:
My mistake but still lovely shot
The wartime volunteers arrived at Spean Bridge railway station and were told to make their way to Acknacary where the Commando Courses were held. This was the first test as I believe it was 9 miles away and they were carrying all of their gear.
7 (SPHINX) Commando Battery the Commando Gunners are based at Arbroath and do the 9 mile speed march every Remembrance day.
The origional commandos were drawn from the Army and then the RM's who carry on the traditions They are supported by the Army Logistics Regt, Engineer Regt and Artillery Regt and I served with them for 25 yrs Great times.
Hope someone has a picture of the memorial at Spean Bridge
Here you go.
an Uncle of mine who recently passed away was one of the Army commandos during WW2, never spoke about it much eccept if you specifically asked in private, and was certainly responsible for my interests in the military.
A lovely gentle man but as tough as nails.:thumb: