Bench in West Princes Street
presented to the citizens of
United States Air Force
Bench beside the Scottish American War
Memorial, West Princes
Peter Stubbs - please contact email@example.com
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.
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.
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
Here is the inscription on the bench. Please click on the
image below to enlarge it:
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.