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Offline Nooks

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Royal Dutch Navy visits Holyhead for Commemoration
« on: Saturday 18 October 2014, 1433 »
Only just realised this was happening this weekend or I would have given more notice.......

Royal Dutch Minesweeper Makkum is in port this weekend to take part in the unveiling and commemoration at Newry of the Memorial to the Dutch sailors whom, having originally fled from their home country during the Nazi invasion, helped the British and Allied Naval war effort by carrying out minesweeping and other activities around the British Isles. The old Lifeboat station (seating for 80 persons - now the Maritime Museum) was given over to them for a mess hall and many of the detachment married locally.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-29647465

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/dutch-sailors-who-fled-wales-6866726

http://www.newswales.co.uk/index.cfm?id=27012

http://vessels-at-holyhead.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/arrived-in-to-public-quay-this-morning.html
« Last Edit: Saturday 18 October 2014, 1452 by Nooks »
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Re: Royal Dutch Navy visits Holyhead for Commemoration
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 29 October 2014, 1633 »
Thanks for posting those links Nooks.

Not waiting for the others.

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Re: Royal Dutch Navy visits Holyhead for Commemoration
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 11 November 2014, 1452 »
Just imagine this aye..without them Dutch sailors landing in Holyhead, there'd be no me.

Howzat for a horror of war story?
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