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Remembrance Day 2020

Remembrance day 2020 was very different compaired with the past years,

due to an insidius virus called COVID 19 this was and still is a very ,

serious threat to people the world over , as you cant see it , it wears no ,

uniform or national markings , but none the less takes lives, everybodys travel plans were crushed ,  feelings hurt  plans changed at the last moment, nothing this serious has been seen since the ww1 spanish flu epidemic, sharon and i reluctantly had to,

cancel our annual  travel to groningen to pay tribute to the  ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION,

Personel that died during the internment at H M S TIMBERTOWN During their internment,

i am indebted to Menno Weilinga his Daughter Marjan his granddaughter Willemyn & jan amneke ,

who laid the wreath i sent out to menno and placed the wooden crosses , 1 one each Grave ,

and some lovely flowers, and held a private ceremony  as we would have done with them in past years,

we hope to to go again in 2021 but we will have to see ,

see below for the photos taken  at the time and that menno kindly sent to me .

 


On the left is a copy of the text

that menno read out ,

thank you

                 Menno

Rememberence day 2021

Rememberence day 2021 again  was very different compaired with the past years,

due to an insidius virus called COVID 19 this was and still is a very ,

serious threat to people the world over , as you cant see it , it wears no ,

uniform or national markings , but none the less takes lives

  feelings hurt  plans changed at the last moment, nothing this serious has been seen since the ww1 spanish flu epidemic, sharon and i reluctantly again i had to cancel our annual  travel

to groningen to pay tribute to the  ROYAL NAVAL DIVISION, personel that died during the internment at H M S TIMBERTOWN During their internment,

i am indebted to Menno Weilinga his Daughter Marjan his granddaughter Willemyn who read the poem ,

"the soldier" by Rupert Brooke originally published in may 1915

& jan amneke ,and Douwe who read a poem about Thomas Bennett, which was published in the Camp Magazine

thanks to the above who laid the wreath i sent out to menno and placed the wooden crosses , 1 one each Grave ,

and some lovely flowers, and held a private ceremony  as we would have done with them in past years,

we hope to to go again in 2022 but we will have to see ,

see below for the photos taken  at the time and that marjan kindly sent to me .