Errol Russian Airmen

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Reference WMO/271262

Address:

Parish Church

Errol

PH2 7QG

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Rock
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Raised
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: A Rock monumental to honour Russian Airmen who came to Scotland as part of a top secret mission has been installed in the grounds of a Perthshire Church. The Huge Obelisk arrived at Errol on 10 November 2020 as it had come by ship from St Petersburg, Russia. The monument is made from rare crimson Shoksha quartzite . Note that the plaque had been cast before COVID in Russia and it was in fact delayed until November 2020
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REMEMBERING THE RUSSIAN AIRMEN/WHO HAD FOUGHT HEROICALLY/ON THE EASTERN FRONT AND/IN 1940 CAME TO RAF ERROL//THEIR DANGEROUS MISSION WAS/TO FERRY BRITISH PLANES/GIVEN AS ALLIED AID ACROSS/ENEMY OCCUPIED LAND TO MOSCOW//THIS STONE WAS BROUGHT FROM RUSSIA/TO MARK THE 75TH VICTORY ANNIVERSARY/AND INSTALLED AT A JOINT CEREMONY/ON 8 MAY 2020

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