MHG58993 - WWII Commemoratice Cairn - The Highland Hotel, Union Road, Fort William
HMS St. Christopher memorial cairn, in front of the Highland Hotel which was the headquarters of the base during WWII.
Type and Period (2)
- WAR MEMORIAL (20th Century - 1901 AD to 2000 AD)
- COMMEMORATIVE CAIRN (20th Century - 1901 AD to 2000 AD)
- None recorded
HMS St Christopher memorial in Fort William. It is in front of the Highland Hotel which was the headquarters of the base during WWII. It reads:
'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.'
Information from M Briscoe, 22 April 2013
See link below to HES Canmore record for photos of the memorial.
|Grid reference||Centred NN 1012 7366 (10m by 10m)|
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/330170/fort-william-union-road-the-highland-hotel (Link to online HES Canmore record)
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