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Gordon Murray
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I took this photo of the memorial at around 03:00 on Saturday 25th March, 2017. The photo is a single image, not a composite, and shows a section of the Milky Way in the background and I thought after looking at it that it was very fitting. Many men must have looked out on these stars during training and never returned. If anyone wants to share this please feel free to do so. If there is anyone out there who thinks that they can make any money out of this to donate it to the Veterans Association, then please let me know and I can send you a logo free full scale copy. My late father was a veteran, although not a Commando, so I always like to help wherever I can.
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Magnificent photograph. Thank you.

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Kevin
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Brilliant, Gordon.

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Hi Gordon

Fantastic photo, I have now got it as a screen saver on my laptop.

Cheers Andy

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Great photo.....thanks for posting.

Regards

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that is really good

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Wonderful. Many thanks.

Bill

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A few more of the Spean Bridge Commando Memorial

Spean Bridge Commando Memorial

And the Lochaber memorial

The Commandos in Lochaber Memorial Stone

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Great JMB was at the memorial today.

Many thanks.

Bill

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Son of Gunner Bill Harvey No4 Commando who was killed in action on 1 November 1944 when liberating Flushing. "Their deeds shall live from age to age. They've writ their name on History's page. Upheld their glorious heritage. The Fighting Fourth Commando."
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I took a few in the snow today (forgot my tripod unfortunately so might go back if the snow still around tomorrow).

Added on the end of the complete album on FLICKR

Forgot that cannot upload images, so scroll down to the second page on the link.

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Many thanks JMB

Wow brought back wonderful memories.


Bill

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Bill Harvey
Son of Gunner Bill Harvey No4 Commando who was killed in action on 1 November 1944 when liberating Flushing. "Their deeds shall live from age to age. They've writ their name on History's page. Upheld their glorious heritage. The Fighting Fourth Commando."
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Someone has asked whether William Fairbairn attended the unveiling of the Commando Memorial.

I have been through contemporary newspaper reports and he does not get a mention though there is only a short list of people who did attend.
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JMB

It would be interesting to see the list of names. Mum was one of the No 4 widows who met the Queen Mum that day and laid a wreath.

Best wishes.

Bill

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Bill Harvey wrote:JMB

It would be interesting to see the list of names. Mum was one of the No 4 widows who met the Queen Mum that day and laid a wreath.

Best wishes.

Bill


I think the widows were named and there was a picture. Going out but will check when I get home - send me a private message with your EMail address and I will send copies of the whole pages direct.


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I was up at the Commando Memorial[/url] recently hoping to watch the Red Arrows going over but they did not follow the published route. Looking around the 'Area of Remembrance' I noticed all the unit commemorations so went back a few days later and took pictures of these and added to pictures on FLICKR.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/doffcocker/albums/72177720315179091/

Though I made a note of "44 RM CDO BURMA" and cannot find the picture and also not found it again.

I have also uploaded these onto the IWM War Memorial Register

I went back and took lots of pictures of the individual commemorations though not got them all. I did think of putting on the IWM WMR but I will just upload the most noteworthy ones there because there are nearly 200. All the individual commemorations are uploading to FLICKR at the moment and will be there shortly.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/doffcocker/albums/72177720315185958/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/doffcocker/albums/72157626852583223




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