HMS St Christopher-Cairn

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Reference WMO/273321


Highland Hotel

Union Road

Fort William

PH33 6QY


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Cairn
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Rectangular regular built cairn with apex. Atop the cairn is an anchor with chain. Dedicatory tablet affixed to cairn, above which is the emblem of the Coastal Forces Veterans Association. See also the memorabilia display-WMO/264540- inside the hotel. Erected by the North British Hotels Trust- the then owners of the Hotel. In 2020 the hotel is owned by Lochs and Glens Holidays.
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H.M.S. ST. CHRISTOPHER/We in Coastal Forces came to Fort William during the Second Great War/and were billeted in the Highland, Waverley and Grand Hotels./The Royal navy gave them the collective name of H.M.S. St Christopher./On Loch Linnhe we learnt the art of small boat management./As veterans we have returned to the Highland Hotel each year/since 1985 to remember a great many of our shipmates who were/lost in that conflict and subsequently./Lest we forget...// We shall Remember them.// This cairn is erected by the North British Hotels Trust and/through the goodness of Norris D. Beith OBE, its chairman

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