Fort William & Spean Bridge Remembrance Parades

Friday, November 6, 2020 - 11:30 to Sunday, November 8, 2020 - 17:00
Spean Bridge, Fort William, Scotland

Each year over Remembrance weekend in November, Veterans, serving Commandos and their families and friends gather at the Commando Memorial, Spean Bridge, to remember their passed comrades. Both Army and Royal Marine Commandos and special units from all forces are represented and many former comrades are re-united for the first time at this emotional service. 
Our own event outlined below is for Commando Association members and Commando veterans only. 

Example of last years itinerary

Friday 8th November 2019

  • 11.45 hours – commencement of the Lochaber High School concert in honour of the Commando Association. Presentation of  certificates to pupils. Be seated by 11.30am.

Saturday 9th November 2019

  • 09.30 hours – Sight seeing trip of interest. *(see below for transport).
  • 15.00 hours – Commando Association Annual General Meeting in Alexandra Hotel.
  • 20.00 hours – Raffle, Auction and social evening in the Alexandra Hotel.

Sunday 10th November 2019

  • 10.15 hours – Assemble for the Fort William town parade which will set off at 10.30am followed by the remembrance service. Marchers assemble on town car park. Dress code where possible blazers, beret and medals. Remainder assemble by the Town War Memorial.
  • 14.30 hours – Marchers assemble in the layby on the A82 Gairlochy Road. *(see below about transport).
  • 15.00 hours – Commando Parade and service at Spean Bridge Commando Memorial.
* NB – A coach will be laid on from the Alexandra Hotel to Lochaber High School, sight seeing trip and Sunday afternoon parade for a small donation to help defray the cost ie. £3.00 per head return and £5.00 for the sight seeing trip.
It would help tremendously if you book seats through the Secretary in advance in order to book adequate transport. Fred Davies [email protected]
Should any member wish to scatter the ashes of their deceased loved ones, please let Fred Davies know. 

Memorial History

To learn more about the history of the Commando Memorial follow this link to our Commando Memorial History.  

Ashes and Plaques

There are agreed guidelines for the scattering of ashes and laying of plaques at the memorial. [view guidelines]


Rooms at the Alexandra Hotel and Ben Nevis Hotel can be booked direct by calling 01397 702241 or email - [email protected] 

Rooms at the Spean Bridge Hotel can be booked on 01397 712250.

The discounted rate is for paid up CVA members only. You should bring your membership card with you for verification where needed by hotel staff.

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