Aircrew Memorial Bandstand
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- Second World War (1939-1945)
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Tablet: THE AIRCREW ASSOCIATION/ HIGHLAND BRANCH/ DEDICATES/ THIS MEMORIAL BANDSTAND/ TO THOSE WHO FLEW/ FROM THE NORTH OF SCOTLAND/ IN WARTIME/ AND DID NOT RETURN./ UNVEILED BY/ HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS/ THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH/ 3RD JULY 2000. Around ballustrade: ALNESS BANFF BENBECULA CASTLETOWN WICK/ DALCROSS DALLACHY DYCE ELGIN EVANTON/ FEARN FORRES FRASERBURGH HATSON TAIN/ KINLOSS KIRKWALL LONGMAN LOSSIEMOUTH/ MILLTOWN OBAN PETERHEAD RATTRAY TWATT/ SCAPA FLOW SCATSA SKEABRAE SKITTEN/ STORNOWAY SULLOM VOE SUMBURGH TIREE Plaque, left side: The Aircrew Memorial Bandstand/ This memorial commemorates Aircrew of many Nationalities/ who were lost in Action or on Active Service during the Second/ World War whilst operating or training from the 29 airfields and 3 anchorages in the North of Scotland named on the handrails./ From these bases, the War was prosecuted in the surveillance of the North Atlantic Ocean, of the convoys crossing it and of those/ to Northern Russia, in mine-laying, bombing and special missions/ against German ships and submarines, ports and other military/ targets in Northern Europe. They were used by a total of 275/ Squadrons and Specialist Units of the Royal Air Force, the Allied/ Air Forces, the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy and Airborne/ Units of the Army, all of whose efforts were crucial to the/ successful outcome of the Conflict. Some of these bases still/ provide Operational and Training Services for the Defence of/ Our Heritage as they have done since 1945./ This Aircrew Memorial Bandstand honours the sacrifice,/ bravery and fortitude of the Aircrew Members who flew from/ these bases. The memorial was inaugurated on 3rd July, 2000 by/ HRH the Duke of Edinburgh and dedicated on 16th November,/ 2000 by the Chaplain of the Royal Air Force Station, Kinloss & Lossiemouth. It was built at the instigation of the Highland/ Branch of the ACA following fundraising by ACA Branches, Squadron and Unit Associations, Private and Public subscription/ and with support from Inverness Project, the Landfill Tax Credit/ and the Inverness Common Good Fund. The Architect was ex-/ RAF Navigator, Mr John Loud, FRIAS, ARIBA of Elgin. Plaque, centre: THE AIRCREW ASSOCIATION/ HIGHLAND BRANCH/ Northern Scotland's/ Naval, Military &/ Airforce Bases Plaque, right side: Squadrons, Training & Specialist Units Which/ Were Located At The Bases On Adjacent Map/ (Unit names) Roundel 1: USA Roundel 2: SOUTH AFRICA Roundel 3: RHODESIA/ ZIMBABWE Roundel 4: SCOTLAND Roundel 5: CANADA Roundel 6: IRELAND Roundel 7: NEW ZEALAND Roundel 8: WALES Roundel 9: AUSTRALIA Roundel 10: ENGLAND