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Memorial for Scots 22 SAS Hero John Thomas McAleese MM

By asaadmin, Jul 9 2020 06:47AM

PRESS RELEASE: John McAleese MM Commemoration Society


Memorial for Scots 22 SAS Hero John Thomas McAleese MM


Planning has been passed for a Memorial Bust for 22 Special Air Service Hero John Thomas McAleese in his hometown of Laurieston, Falkirk on 26th August 2021. The Armed Forces Charity “Ancre Somme Association Scotland” has formed the “John McAleese MM Commemoration Society” to deliver the memorial project.


Ex 22 SAS Soldier Rusty Firmin is the Society Patron leading the UK wide campaign, Rusty served 15 years in the British Elite 22 SAS Regiment and both Soldiers were involved in the Iranian Embassy Siege 40 years ago. Rusty is known as “the man with no gloves”.


Rusty Firmin said “I was asked by the ASA Scotland Charity if I would assist and support this memorial project for my friend John Mac, I spoke to the McAleese family, we formed the Society, we discussed our mission and we are now ready to launch our UK fundraising appeal, we will build a fitting memorial for John’s family and for the Community”


ASA Scotland Chairman John Jenkins said “Our charity has commissioned the fantastic sculptor Helen Runciman to produce a fitting Memorial Bust, which will be built beside the towns War Memorial, we welcome support from Veterans, individuals, community groups, businesses and organisations to support this wonderful project”


“John McAleese along with Rusty Firmin and other great men rescued 19 hostages 40 yrs ago, many of us will remember watching the 22 SAS “Operation Nimrod” on our TV screens, these men are British Heroes, the Special Air Service are heroes, we will remember them”


Twin Brother William McAleese “I have been presented a miniature Bust of my brother John, in just over 12 months his Memorial will be created and unveiled, this means a lot to the family, thanks to the “John McAleese MM Commemoration Society” and every single person that is supporting this Memorial project”


Ancre Somme Association Just Giving page “John McAleese MM Commemoration Society”, we need to raise £50,000 within the next 6 months.


JustGiving link is on the HOME page, thank you for your support.


Email: [email protected]

Website: www.johnmcaleesemm.org.uk

Twitter: JohnMcAleeseMM

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