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Croesy01
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A new No.4 Commando exhibition has been created in Vlissingen, commemorating their liberation, Nov 1944.
At the Normandy 70th celebrations, we saw a pipe band on the green in Breville, very well dressed in full highland kit.
We asked them - "Where are you guys from", to be greeted back in Dutch!
Anyway - one thing led to another, it turned out some of them were connected to Vlissingen and were then getting things organised for their own 70th later that year.
The exhibition is now permanent, and during the commemoration weekend they ran "Battlefield Tours" following routes through the town which were used back then.
They have been extremely grateful for copies of any relevant 1944/5 photos.
It seems this might flourish, and they are all extremely welcoming of any contact from the Commando community, anytime.
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Pete
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Hi

Thanks for this. If you advise me of the full address of the exhibition, the name of a contact there, and a contact email address I will squeeze it in this edition of Dispatches. This would be the very last entry now as it is full. I should point out that this issue will be sent off to the printers this Sunday at 12noon and that is a fixed deadline ( the original deadline was the 30th November !). So any later and it won't be in this issue.

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Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
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Croesy01
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Have noticed that one of the main organisers is a user of this site: Jochem Schmet.
he will have all the details
Bill Harvey
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Pete

It is Jochem Schmetz do you want me to contact him?

Bill

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Son of Gunner Bill Harvey No4 Commando who was killed in action on 1 November 1944 when liberating Flushing. "Their deeds shall live from age to age. They've writ their name on History's page. Upheld their glorious heritage. The Fighting Fourth Commando."
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It was not possible to place the item in the latest copy of Dispatches as insufficient time was given, and other articles had already been sent in. Perhaps in another edition by who ever takes over as editor.

Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before.
When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.


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