Tranquility and Reflection

2015 - Trip to Leeds 2

For over 62 years the three commandos, sculpted by Scott Sutherland, have looked across to Ben Nevis and Aonach Mor from they raised position just North of Spean Bridge.

2015 - Trip to Leeds 3

I have passed the memorial on many occasions but this morning took the opportunity to stop and reflect a while.  Despite the recent thaw there was still enough snow around to remind me of the harshness that the terrain affords, perfect for the training at Achnacarry Castle of those first commandos during World War II.  Though the temperature was a reasonable 2 degrees the wind was cutting and belied the tranquility of the scene.

2015 - Trip to Leeds 1

However peace and tranquility there was, with the A82 quiet and some early morning colour stretching out from the East with the moon setting to the South West.  A perfect moment for reflection, stood alongside the Garden of Remembrance, that serves as a reminder that the qualities of the British Commando Forces, first honed in 1942, are still valued today and still on active service around the four corners of the World.


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