* April 17th, 2023: Unveiling ceremony of the Memorial of Givry *

* May 4th, 2023: Commemoration of Allied Victory and Fly-past of a Lancaster *

* May 17th, 2023: Memorial of Rebecq - Solemn Tribute *

Commemoration of the Allied Victory over Nazism
Fly-past over the Rebecq Memorial by a Lancaster
Rebecq, May 4th, 2023

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Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am pleased to inform you of the intention of the Royal Air Force Staff to grant us the opportunity to fly over the Rebecq Memorial on Thursday, May 4, 2023 by the only Lancaster aircraft still able to fly in Europe *. The British Embassy has supported us in this endeavour, and we thank the British Defence Attaché, Group Captain John Dickson

This is an exceptional measure granted for the work of preservation of Memory carried out by the association "The Belgians Remember Them". This obliges us and encourages us to persevere in the fight against forgetting the sacrifice made by the thousands of Airmen of the Royal Air Force so that Europe and our Fatherland, in particular, are freed from the yoke of the Nazi oppressor.

We will therefore organize a ceremony commemorating the Allied Victory over Nazism which will be followed by the mythical plane fly-past over the place of celebration.

You will find the program below displayed. In order to be able to organize ourselves, we ask you to register for this event by filling out the form that you can download above and returning it to us duly completed.

The Lancaster is scheduled for 12:19 p.m., so people will be able to position themselves as they wish to see the aircraft or take a picture or film it.

We hope to see many of you join us for this exceptional moment of Memory.

Wilfred Burie,

* Subject to acceptable climatic conditions

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The Lancaster in 2014, during the fly-past over North Killingholme (Lincolnshire)


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