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DerekR
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:13 pm    Post subject: Scottish Memorial in Flanders Reply with quote

A new memorial dedicated to all Scots who fought in the Great War is due to be unveiled in a full Scottish weekend on 25th/ 26th of August 2007 at Frezenberg in Flanders.

http://www.scottishmonument.be/
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is anyone on the forum going to this weekend?

I've read that the Scottish Executive have contributed 5000 to these events. They can't confirm if a senior member of the Executive will be there because of the elections in May.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been considering going for a while now as my friend Alan Brydon is providing some of the music but i think that I've left it a little to late to book anywhere.
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Dutch WW I forum will be participating in this weekend with quite some members. We will also do a battlefield tour to Polygon Wood, Cryer Farm, Cheddar Villa, etc
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2007 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Sunday Mail had two articles about war memorials this week. One was about Carlisle Everiss (See the Stirling & Central Scotland topic) and the other was about Ivan Sinnaeve's work raising funds for the Scottish Memorial in Flanders.

You can find the second article here:

http://www.sundaymail.co.uk/news/feed/tm_method=full%26objectid=19134923%26siteid=64736-name_page.html

Unfortunately there are no photographs on the online version. It was a full double spread over the middle pages of the newspaper so it's good publicity for this memorial.

The article also suggests that our new First Minister will go to the unveiling.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Erwin has kindly sent me the following photographs showing the progress of the memorial:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And just to tease you all I'm not posting a picture of the opened crate Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More updates from Erwin:



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

See the small tv clip from local Flemish television on the monument :


Go to :

http://www.focustv.be/

Choose : Nieuws - submenu : Focus Nieuws online

Scroll down to : Kruis - and clic on it !

The final step in the construction of the memorial !

Just above it you will also find : Passendale

This clip is about the visit of the Queen tomorrow.

Tomorrow evening you can also find a tv clip about the visit itself in that section !

Enjoy !
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy Pay has kindly sent me this cracking photograph - I do like the saltire hiding the cross and the word "SCOTLAND" peeping trough.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If anyone is going to the unveiling can they get some photos for the forum?

In fact, if there's a good photo submitted I'll use it to replace the photo at the top of the forum which you can see at the moment. The Scottish memorial is probably a more suitable memorial for the site.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

David,

We'll be there with the Dutch WW I forum and will be taking tons of pictures, no problem, will place a number of them here in this topic !

Best from Johan


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today..

Shot at 2007-07-31

Shot at 2007-07-31
Regards,
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


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