Highlands & Islands

New memorial at Ben More Assynt war-time crash site

Granite memorial
Image caption The new memorial was airlifted to the site by a Chinook helicopter

A new memorial has been installed at one of the most remote war graves in the UK.

The inscribed granite block replaces a steel cross and cairn that marked the site of an aircraft crash on Ben More Assynt in the north west Highlands.

The Avro Anson's six crew, who were from Scotland, England and South Africa, died when the plane crashed in April 1941.

The new memorial was airlifted to the site by a Chinook helicopter.

Military personnel, staff from RAF Lossiemouth in Moray and volunteers were involved in removing the old cross and cairn and installing the granite block.

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