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@g.foz.foster

g.foz.foster
0 3 January 2014

@motorhomevagabond

motorhomevagabond
0 16 4 weeks ago

@pathfinder_970

pathfinder_970
Scotland’s north coast 500 route is a road trip well recommended in my view. the highlands are stunning - i will return 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿. i took a slight detour to the suggested route as i planned to visit the commando memorial located close to spean bridge. this memorial overlooks the training areas which were established in 1942. the commandos were formed in 1940 by a request from winston churchill, it was formed to carry out raids on occupied europe by using sometimes ‘alternative’ methods. one of the most jaw dropping was a raid on the st nazaire docks in occupied france in 1942. st nazaire held a dry dock large enough to house and repair germany’s largest battleships. as such this dock held an advantage for direct access to the atlantic and being capable of repairs of the largest of germany’s fleet. the commando raid was set to destroy this dry dock, they used an obsolete destroyer packed with explosives in the bow and rammed the dry dock gate. they then set to work around the dock on other supporting structures. the germans thought it was a failure as the dry dock gate remained intact after the ramming - they did not realise, or find the explosives which were in the bow of the destroyer which were on time delay. the explosives detonated later that day making the dock unusable for the rest of the war. 611 men carried out this raid, 228 returned. #ww2 #ww2history #ww2historyandinstagram #scotland #scotlandhighlands #commando #stnazaire #speanbridge #speanbridgememorial
0 9 last month

@finlaysonstevo

finlaysonstevo
1 9 February 2018

@thebaton_official

thebaton_official
Chris thrall 999 miles- running from john o'groats to land's end solo & unsupported is on his way, probably at spean bridge now, that is famous for the legendary royal marines memorial. our baton trustee @barryjohngray stopped off there to pay his and baton respects to rm comrades and our excellent fighting force on his way to meet and surprise chris the other day

#thebaton #keepthemessagealive #military #charity #militarycharity #run #johnogroats #landsend #running #999miles #solo #unsupported #speanbridge #famous #speanbridgememorial #marine #memorial #royalmarinesmemorial #trustee #payrespects #respect #important #fightingforce #surprise #visit #inspiration
1 21 last month

@jdarthet

jdarthet
Commando memorial - “united we conquer - in memory of the officers and men of the commandos who died in the second world war 1939–1945. this country was their training ground."
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#scotlandexplore #visitscotland #hiddenscotland #scotland_ig #ig_scotland #scotlandsbeauty #scotlandtravel #bennevis #commandos #speanbridge #speanbridgememorial #janentineopreis #highlands #tartan #highlander
0 51 August 2018