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* V-Day: Remembrance *

Commemoration of the V-Day
To the Memorial of Rebecq and the Memorial to the Soviet Armed Partisans
May 7th 2020

Memorial to the RAF Airmen fallen to Belgium

Because of the current health situation, we nevertheless held a tribute to the Royal Air Force airmen who fell in Belgium during the Second World War and to the Belgian Resistance who helped the survivors of the plane crashes to hide from the enemy.

A wreath was laid by Wilfred Burie, President of "The Belgium Remember Them" and by Jean-Claude Regibo, Member, on behalf of the 550 Squadron RAF North Killingholme. A third wreath was laid for the British and Commonwealth people.

The Russian delegation laid also flowers in remembrance of the Heroes.

WE REMEMBER THEM!



V-Day remembrance

Wilfred Burie laid a wreath for "The Belgians Remember Them"

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Jean-Claude Regibo laid a wreath for the 550 Squadron RAF North Killingholme

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MM. D. Borodin and I. Minaiev (Embassy of the Federation of Russia) and W. Burie

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Tribute is paid the the Heroes

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The wreath of 550 Sqd remain the Airmen of 550 Sqd Lancaster JA712-BQ-H fallen here on May 28th 1944

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The wreath with the text of the Exhortation has been laid for the British and Commonwealth People

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The Russian delegation paid tribute to the Resistants who helped survived RAF Aircrews to escape




Memorial to the Soviet Armed Partisans in Belgium

H.E. Alexander Tokovinine, Ambassador of the Russian Federation paid tribute to his compatriots who died in action while fighting the occupier alongside the Belgian Resistance during the Second World War.

We joined in this tribute and laid a wreath after the Ambassador laid his wreath on behalf of the Russian people.

He was accompanied by Mr Dmitri Borodin, Minister-Counsellor of the Embassy and Mr Igor Minaiev, Counsellor.
The Russian TV channel NTV filmed the small ceremony that took place very discreetly because of the pandemic.



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H.E. Alexander Tokovinine, Ambassador of the Federation of Russia paid tribute to the Russian partisans on behalf of his people

V-Day remembrance

"The Belgians Remember Them" remembered the sacrifice of Russian Partisans for the Freedom of Belgium

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l to r: Igor Minaiev, Councellor, Alexander Tokovinine, Ambassador, Wilfred Burie, President of "The Belgians Remember Them" and Dmitri Borodin, Minister-Councellor

Service of Solemn Tribute
Rebecq (Walloon Brabant) - Belgium May 20th 2020

Download the program and the application form

Covid-19: Important notice:

Madam, Sir,
Dear Friends of Memory,

The exceptional circumstances related to the health restrictions currently in force in Belgium require us to review the program of activities and events planned for the year 2020.

As a result, we are forced to cancel the solemn tribute ceremony scheduled for Wednesday, May 20th, 2020. This commemoration will be postponed until May 19th, 2021. We will take this opportunity to celebrate our association’s 10th anniversary. You will, of course, be informed of this event in due course.

In advance, I thank you for understanding that the reasons for this cancellation are beyond our control.

In the hope that you will all remain in good health and that we will have the pleasure of seeing you again soon, we extend our most cordial greetings to you, Madam, Sir, dear Friends of Memory.

Wilfred Burie,
President



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