HMS Quebec

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Reference WMO261055

Address:

Argyll Caravan park

Dalchenna Farm

Nr Inverarary

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Composite
Materials:
  • Metal Metal (any)
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: A series of tablets etc around a large boulder and rough stone wall. H.M.S. QUEBEC was the main training base for Combined Operations in WW2. Several building survive and the area is now a caravan site. These memorials are on in circular area surrounded by a dry stone wall near the main buildings. For full set of pohtos see IWM Register link.
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Tablet: Combined Operations badge with "1939" above and "1945" below H.M.S. QUEBEC badge Tablet: Combined Training Centre badge at top. Motto "UNITED WE CONQUER" INVERARY / Inveraray was No1 / Combined Training Centre 1940 - 1945. / Its purpose was to train Navy, Army and R.A.F./ personnel in assaults and landings. / Several camps were situated / on the shores of Loch Fyne. / This was H.M.S. Quebec, the Naval base. / During the war years, many famous leaders visited / including King George VI, Winston Churchill, Lord Louis Mountbatten and / King Haaken & Crown Prince Olav of Norway. / 250,000 British, Ammerican, Canadians, Free French, Polish & Norwegian all trained here. Tablet: Combined Training Centre badge at top. Motto "UNITED WE CONQUER" INVERARY / This Stone / is dedicated to the / Men & Women / who trained here / & especially those / who did not return. / This Stone donated by / Bonawe Quarries / to whom we are / truly thankful. Tablet: Combined Operations / Battle Honours / (list of Battle Honours)

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