Every year on Armistice Sunday there is a memorial service at the Commando Monument close to Spean Bridge, and if you where ever to visit a Monument in such a spectacular location this is where you should go.
Overlooking the Mamore Mountains and across to Ben Nevis the view is totally breath taking and this monument has been put in place to remember the brave Commandos that once trained in these local mountains, and with such a harsh environment all around this area you can see why the Commando Regiment supplied the British Army with some of the best Soldiers this country has ever had the pleasure to call their own.
The Monument itself is dedicated to the brave World War 2 Commandos. It was unveiled in 1952 by the Queen Mother and has become a very popular visitor attraction since.
At 17 feet tall the Statue has the words “United we conquer” and the stone plinth reads the words “In memory of the officers and men of the commandos who died in the Second World War 1939–1945.
The 3 commandos on the statue are in 2nd world war uniforms and look South Towards Ben Nevis, in summer or winter it looks magnificent and is easily accessible from the A82 and is around 8 miles from Fort William. be sure to visit the memorial and pay respect to the brave men that fought for us in the second world war and also think about our brave soldiers currently at war around the world.