550 Squadron Commemoration May 2014
A selection of photographs from the Commemoration Service in Westerlo, Belgium in May 2014.
Many thanks to Wilfred Burie, Louis Michels, George Turner and others for permission to put these pictures up on the web-site.
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See also the tribute on the Westerlo (Rebecq memorial) web-page.
30th May 2014
A reception at 18.00 in the Town Hall, Westerlo.
31st May 2014
Schoonselhof Military Cemetery, Antwerp
A visit to Schoonselhof Military Cemetery, Antwerp where the graves of five of the crew are located (the bodies of two of the crew were never recovered and so they are remembered on the walls at the Runnymede Memorial in Windsor).
Dinner, Hotel Geerts
In the evening dinner in Hotel Geerts.
1st June 2014
10.30 Service in Voortkapel Church followed in the afternoon by a Service and Wreath laying at the Memorial Stone.
The commemorative events today were joined by a party from the Rebecq Association and representatives from the Royal British Legion (Antwerp branch).
Ildiko Van Dyck sings in Voortkapel Church (mobile phone footage).
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Remembrance Service at the Memorial Stone.
A lunch was held after returning from the Memorial Stone.