Despite living in the year 2020 we still see conflict around the world. Next year when you are at the Scottish Six Days Trial, or just visiting Scotland, you should try to visit The Commando Monument just north of Spean Bridge and pay your respects. It is a large three-figure bronze statue commemorating the service and sacrifice given by thousands of Allied troops during the Second World War.
It is a place where history was made, and today the Monument is a place of reverence and respect located in a stunning location overlooking Ben Nevis and the Mamore mountains. In the village of Achnacarry, some six miles from the monument, is the Commando Museum, which has a lot more information and artifacts on the Commandos and is well worth visiting.
Each year on Armistice Sunday a memorial service is held around the monument attended by veterans and their families together with respectful locals and visitors.
Copyright – Words and Pictures: John Hulme