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Title: Dutch veterans day in The Hague
Post by: stoffel on 1 July 2012, 13:47:07
Yesterday the last saturday in june was the day we commemorate and honour our veterans.
This event is celebrated for the 9th year now.
Every unit who fought somewhere in the world since world war 2 has aplace in a static show for its men, equipment and off course to inform visitors about their missions.
Veterans from ww2, Korea, Dutch Indies but also Jougoslavia, Iraq, Afghanistan and Libanon.

At the end of the day a parade through The Hague, watched by 1000s of people.

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk307/minimischutter/th_voorwaartsstoerkijken.jpg) (http://s283.photobucket.com/albums/kk307/minimischutter/?action=view&current=voorwaartsstoerkijken.jpg)
My platoon!

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk307/minimischutter/th_Henkveteranendagclose.jpg) (http://s283.photobucket.com/albums/kk307/minimischutter/?action=view&current=Henkveteranendagclose.jpg)
And myself!

We had the honour to walk with those veterans, a small detachement representing the entire 3500 men strong Reserve force.
veterans day (http://telegraaf.nl/binnenland/12465051/__Veteranendag_in_volle_gang__.html)
My detachement comes into view after the interview with the red baret, unfortunately I was just out of sight.
A very great day, and an event that was much needed and appreciated by civilians and veterans!


Title: Re: Dutch veterans day in The Hague
Post by: Mad_Russian on 5 July 2012, 17:19:59
Are those pictures of two different units?

You are carrying an different weapon that those in the other picture.

Good Hunting.

MR


Title: Re: Dutch veterans day in The Hague
Post by: stoffel on 7 July 2012, 15:56:18
LOl no Steve, its my unit and both pictures are from the same event.
The first one of the platoon passing the prince of the Netherlands Willem Alexander.
The other a close up of me at the samemoment :)
The weapon we have is the Diemaco C7A1 with iron sight.


Title: Re: Dutch veterans day in The Hague
Post by: stoffel on 2 December 2014, 11:34:03
Here are the pictures from this year!
(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk307/minimischutter/th_Metdekoning_zps9d8996c3.jpg) (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/minimischutter/media/Metdekoning_zps9d8996c3.jpg.html)

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk307/minimischutter/th_TerugkomstopMalieveld_zps319c8a2b.jpg) (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/minimischutter/media/TerugkomstopMalieveld_zps319c8a2b.jpg.html)

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk307/minimischutter/th_zijaanblik_zps06826a29.jpg) (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/minimischutter/media/zijaanblik_zps06826a29.jpg.html)

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk307/minimischutter/th_Tramvoorbijenweerverder_zps865e7b36.jpg) (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/minimischutter/media/Tramvoorbijenweerverder_zps865e7b36.jpg.html)

(http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk307/minimischutter/th_parade_zpsc6f35883.jpg) (http://s283.photobucket.com/user/minimischutter/media/parade_zpsc6f35883.jpg.html)