Prince Charles honours Land Girls with memorial

Wednesday October 10, 2012

Prince Charles has unveiled a memorial in Moray, Scotland to commemorate the work of the Land Girls during World War II.

The Women's Land Army was established in 1917, and allowed thousands of women to work on the land for the war effort.

The sculpture in their honour was designed by Peter Naylor. Environment secretary Richard Lochhead said: "The Women's Land Army played a crucial role in helping to feed the nation and maintain our agricultural land during the dark years of World War II.

"Their dedication and drive was truly remarkable - and the fact we have such well-based agricultural and forestry industries in Scotland is a testament to all that they achieved."

"The splendid sculpture in Moray is a fitting tribute, which shows the appreciation we all have for the Women's Land Army and ensures their extraordinary story is preserved forever."

Image: © Getty

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