MHG59050 - Royal Airforce Seaplane Base War Memorial - Alness
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Type and Period (2)
- WAR MEMORIAL (Second World War - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)
- COMMEMORATIVE MONUMENT (20th Century - 1901 AD to 2000 AD)
- None recorded
There is a memorial at the entrance to the site of the former RAF Seaplane base at Alness (NH 65045 68121). It reads:
"THIS MEMORIAL, AT ALNESS POINT ON THE CROMARTY FIRTH,
MARKS THE SITE OF THE FORMER WORLD WAR TWO COASTAL COMMAND
FLYING-BOAT BASE AND IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF ALL
WHO SERVED HERE – SOME OF WHOME BOUGHT
FREEDOM FROM TYRANNY AT THE EXPENSE OF THEIR LIVES
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
The Firth in war time was a highly active area and RAF involvement
included Operations, Training, Servicing and Air-Sea Rescue
supported by 88 Maintenance Unit (Marine Craft) at RAF Meikle Ferry
on the Dornoch Firth.
From 1938 the following units are recorded as having served here
4 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit
Squadrons: 201, 209, 210, 228, 240, 422 (RCAF) and 119 (GR) Special Duties Flight:
5 Flying-Boat Servicing Unit, 6 Air-Sea Rescue (Marine Craft Unit), 102 Wing,
302 Ferry Training Unit, Coastal Command Flying Instructors’ School,
1100 Marine Craft Unit, No. 2 Communications Trials Unit.
The Base closed in 1986"
Information from M Briscoe, 9 September 2012
See link below to HES Canmore record for photos of the memorial contributed by Martin Briscoe.
GIS Spatial data created 2018 based on OS Master Map. <1>
|Grid reference||Centred NH 6504 6813 (2m by 3m)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/319335/alness-royal-airforce-seaplane-base-memorial (Link to online HES Canmore record)
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