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Floral tribute stolen from Lochaber Commando Memorial

Commando memorial. Pic: Undiscovered Scotland
Image caption The monument is dedicated to commandos who trained in the area

A floral tribute has been stolen from a military memorial in Lochaber.

The Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge is dedicated to those who trained in the area during World War II.

A nearby memorial garden honours servicemen and women killed in conflicts, including operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Northern Constabulary said the tribute was taken sometime between 14 October and 18 October. The force has appealed for information.

A donation box was stolen from the memorial in November 2008.

In September this year, it was revealed that the memorial site would need to be expanded because so many tributes were being laid and ashes scattered there.

The Commando Veterans Association alerted Highland Council, which owns and maintains the site, to increasing pressure on the site.

The memorial overlooks the Great Glen and the hills, glens and moorland where soldiers trained for missions during World War II.

During the war, members of Winston Churchill's "secret army", the Special Operations Executive (SOE), were also believed to have trained in Lochaber.

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