Armed Forces who served in the Alness Area

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Reference WMO/260359

Address:

Mitchel Lane

Alness

IV17 0QW

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Trophy/Relic
Materials:
  • Metal Metal (any)
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
  • Post-1945 War or Conflict
About the memorial: Variable pitch propeller mounted on pole, with explanatory plaque (see under Names tab).
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Dedicated to members of the Armed Forces of all / nations who served in the Alness area. / After 50 years of peace in Europe. /May 8th 1995/This example of a variable pitch propeller was recovered from the Cromarty Firth and gifted to Alness by the/Royal Air Forces Association, through Alness Community Council./Refurbishment was carried out by volunteers from the Engineering Wing Royal Air Force Station, Kinloss./Catalinas were based at Alness and Invergordon from 1939 and along with Sunderlands became the main/Maritime Patrol aircraft, superceding the earlier Londons, Lerwicks, Stranraers and Singapores. Alness ceased/being a permanent base for Flying Boats in 1946 and closed for this purpose in 1957./The maritime connection was, however, continued by 1100 Marine Craft Unit until 1986 when RAF Alness/finally closed, upon the disbandment of the Marine Branch of the Royal Air Force./This project was funded and carried out by/Tomatin Smithy. Alness Community Council. Ross & Cromarty Enterprise. Ross & Cromarty District Council

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