2009 battle Commemorations

Discussion in 'All Anniversaries' started by englandphil, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    Anyone planning to go over to Normandy in June or Arnhem in September 2009 ?:ukflag[1]:

    Sadly Im away during the D-Day anniversary, but have booked up for September
     
  2. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    I'm sure there will be one or two from here planning a trip over!
     
  3. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    Might even try to be in Italy in May - don't forget the D Day Dodgers!
     
  4. Passchendaele_Baby

    Passchendaele_Baby Grandads Little Girl

    post it in the calender, all the dates that is...
    =]
    i want 2 go 2 gallipoli, but i not allowed...
     
  5. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Paul - last year you did Cassino - Anzio and Ortona - this year try the Gothic Line area - stay in Urbino and that will give you a central spot for the area - it's a beautiful area to visit, Ryanair go into Ancona every few days. Seven cemetery's to visit around there !
    Cheers
     
  6. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    post it in the calender, all the dates that is...
    =]
    i want 2 go 2 gallipoli, but i not allowed...

    Good idea about the dates and the calender. I hope you do get to Gallipoli one day, as it is a beautiful, amazing place. I've met lots of Kiwis there over the years, especially in the ANZAC Bar in Ecebat!
     
  7. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    Paul - last year you did Cassino - Anzio and Ortona - this year try the Gothic Line area - stay in Urbino and that will give you a central spot for the area - it's a beautiful area to visit, Ryanair go into Ancona every few days. Seven cemetery's to visit around there !
    Cheers

    Tom - we are already think along those lines. Flying into Pisa, then doing the Gothic Line around Florence and Fuda Gap, then across to the Adriatic side to explore there. Would like to make it up to the Po where my father was in April '45. You are right about Urbino; I stayed there in 2003; a fantastic place. And we found it good for exploring the Rimini area and up as far as Faenza.
     
  8. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    <TABLE class=contentTable cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=boxPrefix>Itinerary NVA 2009

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    News from the Honorary General Secretary mr. Peter L. Hodge:
    Itinerary for 2009


    Normandy
    JUNE 5th:
    1100 hours at 'Monty's Statue at Colleville-Montgomery, Parade and Service
    1600 hours at Caen Memorial Garden, Service, Buffet Reception, Beating-the-Retreat

    JUNE 6th:
    1030 hours, Bayeux Cemetery., Parade and Service
    1530 hours, Asnelles., Parade & Service
    1700 hours, Arromanche-les-Bains Parade and Service


    UK:
    June 21st:
    1400 hours,'Whitehall' London., Parade & Service

    July 19th:
    1400 hours, Parade & Service at York Minster

    September 13th:
    All Day from 1000 hours: Final Commemoration at Duxford Air Museum. - Cambridgeshire.




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  9. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    Thanks - that is the first time I have seen these details posted anywhere, so that is most welcome.
     
  10. jagdpanther44

    jagdpanther44 Senior Member

    I'll be there in Normandy for the D-Day anniversary.

    I recently booked the ferry and accomodation, and hope to attend at least one of the ceremonies that Englandphil has posted details of.

    I was there on 6th June a few years back and it was a heart warming experience to see and meet some of the veterans of the campaign.
     
  11. Korps Steiner

    Korps Steiner Senior Member

    I'll be there with my Tour group of DLI and Airborne veterans, we usually go to Ranville but this year will be at Bayeux on the 6th,

    regards

    Paul
     
  12. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    I'll be there with my Tour group of DLI and Airborne veterans, we usually go to Ranville but this year will be at Bayeux on the 6th,

    regards

    Paul

    Paul, are any of them Normandy Vet's? If so how are you funding it. Ive been in conversation with Peter Hodge about raising funds for the 65th Pilgramage, and all seems to be going well.

    Phil
     
  13. Korps Steiner

    Korps Steiner Senior Member

    Paul,

    Do you know if any official passes are required for any locations in Normandy next year a la 60th Anniversary ?

    cheers

    Paul
     
  14. Korps Steiner

    Korps Steiner Senior Member

    Phil,

    Sorry i missed your question, they are all Normandy vets , i have been taking them for quite a few years , the guys are funding it themselves , we did receive funding for the 60th as part of the Normandy Veterans Pilgrimage Club but since then funding has been tight , as part of my Tour i take the veterans at cost price.

    regards

    Paul
     
  15. Lynnejo

    Lynnejo Junior Member

    I am planning on arriving the 3rd, near Arromanches. Appreciate the details. Does anyone know if there is or will there be a website specific to the 65th commemoration? These are the first details that I have seen. Truly appreciated!!
     
  16. 51highland

    51highland Very Senior Member

    Hopefully be in Holland late October, for 65th Liberation celebrations in Vught area. s'Hertogenbosch I believe are planning for their celebrations and inviting vets of 53rd Div.
     
  17. stevew

    stevew Senior Member

    I am intending to be over in Normandie for the 6th, who else is going, perhaps we could have a little meet somewherea and share a glass or 2 of cider.

    Steve
     
  18. stevew

    stevew Senior Member

    Here is a list of events I have found from another site:-

    Picauville (50) 05/06/2009 Inauguration of Monument to USAF
    Anguerny (14) 05/06/2009 Commemorative ceremony
    Le Mesnil Patry (14) 05/06/2009 Commemorative ceremony to Canadian troops
    Arromanches les Bains 05/06/2009 Ceremony In Memory of The Royal Engineers
    Arromanches les Bains (14) 05/06/2009 Jazz Concert
    Arromanches les Bains (14) 05/06/2009 Lighting up of the Mulberry Harbour and Fireworks
    Ranville (14) 05/06/2009 Open Day
    Bénouville (14) 05/06/2009 Commemorative ceremony
    Bénouville (14) 05/06/2009 ParadeCarentan (50)05/06/2009Ceremonies And Parade
    Longues sur Mer (14) 05/06/2009 The Night They Arrived - 3rd D-Day Festival
    Courseulles sur Mer (14) 05/06/2009 Remembrance Ceremony
    Sainte Mère Eglise (50) 05/06/2009 Militaria Fair Exchange
    Orglandes (50)0 5/06/2009 Commemorative ceremony
    Picauville (50) 05/06/2009 Commemorative ceremony
    Sainte Marie du Mont (50) 05/06/2009S oirée
    Sainte Marie du Mont (50) 05/06/2009 Fireworks
    Courseulles sur Mer (14) 05/06/2009 “Remembrance Workshops” & Candlelight Ceremony
    Chef du Pont (50) 05/06/2009 Commemorative ceremony
    Bonneville là Louvet (14) 06/06/2009 Commemorative ceremony
    Condé sur Vire (50) 06/06/2009 Commemorative ceremony
    Bernières sur Mer (14) 06/06/2009 Commemorative ceremony Queen’s Own Rifles Of Canada
    Ouistreham (14) 06/06/2009 Wreath Laying At The War Memorial And Cemetery
    Arromanches les Bains (14) 06/06/2009 Open Air Mass
    Arromanches les Bains (14) 06/06/2009 Inauguration of The Beckett Space
    Arromanches les Bains (14) 06/06/2009 Remembrance Ceremony
    Arromanches les Bains (14) 06/06/2009J azz Concert
    Tilly sur Seulles (14) 06/06/2009 Concert Of The Liberation day
    Bénouville (14) 06/06/2009 Ceremonies And Parades
    Carentan (50) 06/06/2009 Parades For The 65th Anniversary
    Saint Laurent sur Mer (14) 06/06/2009 Picnic Omaha Beach Normandy Day
    Ver sur Mer (14) 06/06/2009 Ceremonies and Wreath Laying At British Memorial - 9.00am
    Creully (14) 06/06/2009 Commemorative Ceremony
    Bayeux (14) 06/06/2009 Soirée
    Ver sur Mer (14) 06/06/2009 Ceremonies and Wreath Laying At British Memorial - 11.15Saint Martin of Varreville (50) 06/06/2009 Ceremony for combatants who died at sea
    Angoville at the Plain (50) 06/06/2009 Ceremony Officielle
    Sainte Mère Eglise (50) 06/06/2009 Harley Davidson Parade
    Sainte Mère Eglise (50) 06/06/2009 Commemorative ceremony for Peace
    Sainte Marie du Mont (50) 06/06/2009 Commemorative ceremony Utah Beach (possibly a duplicate of above)
    Sainte Mère Eglise (50) 06/06/2009 Soirée and Concert
    Courseulles sur Mer (14) 06/06/2009 Canadian Commemoration ceremony
    Courseulles sur Mer (14) 06/06/2009 Musical Parade
    Courseulles sur Mer (14) 06/06/2009 Torchlight Procession
    Bayeux (14) 06/06/2009 Commemorative Ceremony
    Arromanches les Bains (14) 06/06/2009 English Commemorative Ceremony
    Asnelles (14) 06/06/2009 The 47th Commando’s Steps - 3rd D-Day Festival
    Tilly sur Seulles (14) 07/06/2009 1st Battle Of Normandy Bookfair In Tilly Sur Seulles
    Saint Martin of Fontenay (14) 07/06/2009 Inauguration of Stained Glass Windows
    Caen (14) 07/06/2009 Inauguration of Lycée Victor Lépine of Caen
    Cintheaux (14) 07/06/2009 Commemorative ceremony
    Honfleur (14) 07/06/2009 Commemorative ceremony
    Saint Martin of Fontenay (14) 07/06/2009 Inauguration of a Commemorative Plaque To The Fusiliers Mont Royal
    Esquay Notre Dame (14) 07/06/2009 Commemorative Ceremony with Royal British Legion
    Arromanches les Bains (14) 07/06/2009 Jazz Concert
    Bénouville (14) 07/06/2009 Music Concert (Times To Be Confirmed)
    Bénouville (14) 07/06/2009 Commemorative Ceremony
    Verrières (61) 07/06/2009 Commemorative CeremonyLingèvres (14)07/06/2009Commemorative Ceremony
    Port en Bessin Huppain (14) 07/06/2009 Picnic Of The Liberation - D-Day Festival
    Bayeux (14) 07/06/2009 Bayeux - D-Day Festival
    Sainte Mère Eglise (50) 07/06/2009 Commemorative ceremony
    Sainte Mère Eglise (50) 07/06/2009 Memorial Mass
    Sainte Mère Eglise (50) 07/06/2009 Parachute drop on Site of Là Fière
    Sainte Mère Eglise (50) 07/06/2009 Ceremony at the Monument of Là Fière
    Sainte Mère Eglise (50) 07/06/2009 Welcome Ceremony Veterans and Parachutists
    Sainte Mère Eglise (50) 07/06/2009 Banquet of Là Liberté
    Sainte Marie du Mont (50) 07/06/2009 ConcertLis(14)07/06/2009The Train Of Liberty
     
  19. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Hopefully be in Holland late October, for 65th Liberation celebrations in Vught area. s'Hertogenbosch I believe are planning for their celebrations and inviting vets of 53rd Div.

    I am also hoping to be in Breda in Holland (29th October) the same time for their liberation celebration. Must visit Vucht (the camp), which I believe elements of the Cannucks liberated.

    PS If anyone wants headstone pictures of any of the Polish liberators who fell there, I intend to visit the locations where they rest in Peace.
     
  20. 52nd Airborne

    52nd Airborne Green Jacket Brat

    I'll be in Normandy on the 14th June for a few days and I will also be in Arnhem from the 26th October.
     

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