Thursday, April 12, 2012
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Several hundred mostly Canadian liberators of Holland will participate in a Grand Parade through Apeldoorn (our home town) in The Netherlands.
A few hundred thousand spectators are expected for this Last ? parade. As most are in their 80's or older.
Willy will be proud to carry two canadian veterans.
The boss and Marielle will host the Canadians and they will put in a grand effort to make me look as good as possible.
See you soon on TV.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
So may more places and events had been visited than reported on this site. Everyday had its highlight and my body is still buzzing with impressions.
Many thanks for all who looked after us in the last weeks.
But for now I leave it and I am looking foward to short trips during my retirement
(The 40th couple are to the left on the foto)
Willy, 7th June 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
In convoy with the poms to a beach East of Arromanche. Then we had to wait for low tide for a few hours.
The gendarmerie had blocked many roads for festivities and we had to use a few back roads and a distant beach to get a back door on to Arromanche beach.
The intention was to join a massive gathering of vehicles and craft on the beach at Allamanche.
Willy did not wait for low tide and waded through the sea wet sand to join the family, who were already waiting for a few hours. That gave us a prime spot on the beach, next to a landing craft.
There were still many real veterans and we paid our respect to them in style.
Wonderfull to see quite a few still in good health.
Old soldiers never die
Willy", 6 June 2009
The co-pilot and his wife celebrated their 40th anniversary on the 7th, and the pilot has withnessed all 40 years.
We were joined by the children of both pilot and co-pilot which amde for a happening of 11 people.
What a unique happening. They took turns to make trip with Willy and waving to the other WWII vehicle drivers.
Willy, 7 june 2009
Congratulations Rene and Carla, many happy returns