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TITLE
Aircrew Association Plaque, Bellfield Park, Inveness
EXTERNAL ID
PC_MACLEAN_BANDSTAND_03
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
23 February 2009
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Clare Maclean
SOURCE
Clare Maclean
ASSET ID
29221
KEYWORDS
plaques
bandstands
bands
parks
war memorial
war memorials
airman
airmen
pilot
pilots
air force
Aircrew Association Plaque, Bellfield Park, Inveness

This plaque is displayed on the side of the Aircrew Memorial Bandstand in Bellfield Park, Inverness. It supplies a map of Northern Scotland's Naval, Military and Air Force bases and the following information:

'This Memorial commemorates Aircrew of many Nationalities who were Lost in Action or on Active Service during the Second World War whilst operating or training from the 29 airfields and 3 anchorages in the North of Scotland named on the handrails.

From these bases, the War was prosecuted in the surveillance of the North Atlantic Ocean, of the Convoys crossing it and of those to Northern Russia, in mine-laying, bombing and special missions against German ships and submarines, ports and other military targets in Northern Europe. They were used by a total of 275 Squadrons and Specialist Units of the Royal Air Force, the Allied Air Forces, the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy and Airborne Units of the Army, all of whose efforts were crucial to the successful outcome of the Conflict. Some of these bases still provide Operational and Training services for the Defence of our Heritage as they have done since 1945.

This Aircrew Memorial Bandstand honours the sacrifice, bravery and fortitude of the Aircrew Members who flew from these bases. The memorial was inaugurated on 3rd July, 2000 by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh and dedicated on 16th November, 2000 by the Chaplain of the Royal Air Force Stations Kinloss & Lossiemouth. It was built at the instigation of the Highland Branch of the ACA [Air Crew Association] following fundraising by ACA Branches, Squadron and Unit Associations, Private and Public subscription and with support from Inverness Project, the Landfill Tax Credit and the Inverness Common Good Fund. The Architect was ex-RAF Navigator, Mr John Loud. FRIAS, ARIBA of Elgin.'

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Aircrew Association Plaque, Bellfield Park, Inveness

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

2000s

plaques; bandstands; bands; parks; war memorial; war memorials; airman; airmen; pilot; pilots; air force

Clare Maclean

This plaque is displayed on the side of the Aircrew Memorial Bandstand in Bellfield Park, Inverness. It supplies a map of Northern Scotland's Naval, Military and Air Force bases and the following information:<br /> <br /> 'This Memorial commemorates Aircrew of many Nationalities who were Lost in Action or on Active Service during the Second World War whilst operating or training from the 29 airfields and 3 anchorages in the North of Scotland named on the handrails.<br /> <br /> From these bases, the War was prosecuted in the surveillance of the North Atlantic Ocean, of the Convoys crossing it and of those to Northern Russia, in mine-laying, bombing and special missions against German ships and submarines, ports and other military targets in Northern Europe. They were used by a total of 275 Squadrons and Specialist Units of the Royal Air Force, the Allied Air Forces, the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy and Airborne Units of the Army, all of whose efforts were crucial to the successful outcome of the Conflict. Some of these bases still provide Operational and Training services for the Defence of our Heritage as they have done since 1945.<br /> <br /> This Aircrew Memorial Bandstand honours the sacrifice, bravery and fortitude of the Aircrew Members who flew from these bases. The memorial was inaugurated on 3rd July, 2000 by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh and dedicated on 16th November, 2000 by the Chaplain of the Royal Air Force Stations Kinloss & Lossiemouth. It was built at the instigation of the Highland Branch of the ACA [Air Crew Association] following fundraising by ACA Branches, Squadron and Unit Associations, Private and Public subscription and with support from Inverness Project, the Landfill Tax Credit and the Inverness Common Good Fund. The Architect was ex-RAF Navigator, Mr John Loud. FRIAS, ARIBA of Elgin.'