550 Squadron Commemoration May 2016
Below is a selection of photographs from the Commemoration Service in Westerlo, Belgium in May 2016.
Many thanks to Louis Michiels and others for permission to put these pictures up on the web-site.
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Friday 27th May 2016
Reception at 18.00 in the Town Hall, Westerlo.
Saturday 28th May 2016
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 there was a dinner at Hotel Geerts.
Photos to follow.
Sunday 29th May 2016
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 sang two pieces in Voortkapel Church.
Remembrance Service at the Memorial Stone.
A lunch was held after returning from the Memorial Stone. Following this the UK visitors dispersed some to return home after a number of days in Belgium commemorating various 550 crews, and the remainder to return the following day.
Remembrance, 11th November 2016
Thanks to Louis Michiels for making the following photographs available.