Peterhead companies team up to clean memorial

SURELIFT and IOS staff with members of the RBL Longside branch at the memorial
SURELIFT and IOS staff with members of the RBL Longside branch at the memorial

Peterhead-based SURELIFT (UK) Ltd have teamed up with Independent Oilfield Services (IOS) to help with the tidying and cleaning of the Royal British Legion Memorial Cairn which sits on the former World War II site at Longside Airfield.

SURELIFT and IOS were recently approached by Doug Grant, Chairman of the RBL Longside branch who asked if they would be willing to help in any way towards cleaning and tidying of the memorial.

Doug Grant, Chariman of the Longside branch of the Royal British Legion said: “We are grateful for the help both SURELIFT and IOS have offered.

“Both companies were very enthusiastic when approached, and we can only thank them for their generosity.”

Director of SURELIFT UK Ltd, Steve McDonald said it was an offer they couldn’t refuse as he explained: “We are regularly approached by organisations for sponsorship, however we believed this request was special.

“Having our premises built on such an historic site gives us a sense of responsibility to the memory of all who served at Longside Airfield. It was an easy decision to offer our help.”

IOS Business Development Manager, Glynn Geddie added: “We are delighted to have been asked to help with this project. The Memorial Cairn is an important place to remember those who served at Longside Airfield during WW II.

“Our small contribution helps ensure the cairn remains a special place to visit.”