Bench in West Princes Street Gardens

presented to the citizens of Edinburgh by

United States Air Force

RAF Kirknewton

Bench beside the Scottish American War Memorial, West Princes Street Gardens

A bench presented to Edinburgh by Officers and Airmen of United States Air Force, RAF Kirknewton, March 1962

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                   Photographed January 8, 2007 at 12.30pm

 

Bench beside the Scottish American War Memorial

This Picture shows benches on either side of the Scottish American War Memorial in West Princes Street Gardens.

The bench on the extreme left was presented to the citizens of Edinburgh by the Officers and Airmen of the United States Air Force, RAF Kirknewton, in March 1962.

RAF Kirknewton was a Royal Air Force (RAF) base about 10 miles SW of Edinburgh.  It also housed United States Air Force personnel in the 1950s and 1960s.

Here is the inscription on the bench.  Please click on the image below to enlarge it:

Inscription on a bench presented to Edinburgh by Officers and Airmen of United States Air Force, RAF Kirknewton, March 1962

The bench is, appropriately, situated close to Scottish-American War Memorial in West Princes Street Gardens.  It looks to the south, into the gardens, towards the Ross Fountain and Edinburgh Castle on Castle Hill.

Postcard of the Ross Fountain in Princes Street Gardens and Edinburgh Castle in the style of an oil painting

 

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