British veterans return to the Dutch fields of sorrow
Last updated at 11:40, Thursday, 05 June 2014
EGREMONT Royal British Legion members have returned from attending National Remembrance services in The Netherlands.
By Mark White
Along with the standard bearer, over 1,800 veterans took part.
They attended a service at Kamp Armersfoort, which was a concentration camp for prisoners of war. This was followed by a service at Rusthof cemetery, where many British, Canadian, Russian and Dutch servicemen are buried.
Egremont RBL standard bearer, John Edwards, said: “The reception we received was excellent, everyone cheering and waving, it brought a lump to my throat.
“It’s really important we go out there as there are many British soldiers buried in these places and it’s important to show our respect.”
They also attended the 69th Liberation Day Wagningen, when historical army vehicles took part in the 4km parade passing through the centre of Wageningen.
John said: “It’s a unique feeling and they can never do enough for us. As long as we’re still breathing we will always go back to the Netherlands to show our respect.”
First published at 11:34, Thursday, 05 June 2014
Published by http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk
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