Giessenburg ceremony photos 2 May

Thanks to Peter den Tek (currently resting after his strenuous exertions!) and the generosity of his contributors, here’s a photo gallery on the foundation’s website…

http://stichting-vliegeniersmonument-giessenlanden-wo2.nl/Photos%202-05-2015.html

…and also some videos of the occasion…

http://stichting-vliegeniersmonument-giessenlanden-wo2.nl/Films%202-05-2015.html

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Marleen Klewais

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This lady also took some lovely photos of the memorial ceremony for 320 Squadron veterans at Amersfoort Rusthof, Leusden on 2 May. She was kind enough to share them with the organiser, and I hope she doesn’t mind if I show them to you. Here they are on his website…

https://plus.google.com/photos/111751568475342322625/albums/6144351870236342593?authkey=CKyMxeLxjcilbQ

…and here’s a short video from a local newspaper featuring Andre Hissink, the 95 year-old 320 Squadron veteran who flew over from Canada especially to pay tribute to his colleagues, including Johannes ‘Joop’ Jillings, who didn’t make it out of the plane…

http://www.gooieneemlander.nl/regionaal/eemland/article27385850.ece/Erkenning-voor-mannen-van-kaliber-oorlogsheld-Soldaat-van-Oranje?lref=vptop

Flypasts Netherlands Sat 2 and Mon 4 May


(Photo: Frank Crebas)

Sat 2 May: The latest information is that the SKHV’s B-25 Mitchell will overfly the 320 Squadron Leusden ceremony, whereas their Spitfire will escort the BBMF’s Lancaster PA474 in flying over several other ceremonies, including the one at Giessenburg.

Mon 4 May: The SKHV’s B-25 Mitchell and their Spitfire will fly together.