Brora Heritage Centre
It is part of the James Manson Sutherland Collection, although he was not its original recipient. How this medal came into his possession is an intriguing mystery. Jim had the medal set recessed into a block of polished Ledmore marble. Sadly, this prevents us now seeing the reverse, which has the date of the action for which the medal was awarded engraved on it. Without damaging the medal, it is now impossible to know who it belonged to.
Jim had a small plate made and placed below the set medal with the following inscription:
“1939-1945 – To the memory of my fallen comrades in the “Combined Operations” from J. M. Sutherland”