Saturday, 4 February 2012

Important Visitors from New Zealand in the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917

A New Zealand delegation lead by Minister of Defence, the Honourable Dr Jonathan Coleman and includes Chief of Defence Force, Lt Gen R. R. (Rhys) Jones; Secretary of Defence, John McKinnon; and New Zealand's Ambassador to the European Union and Belgium, Vangelis Vitalis was visiting the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 today. They were hosted by the Mayor Dir Cardoen, Deputy Mayor Franky Bryon and Executive Officer Francis Claeys. Prof Christopher Pugsley was guiding the group for a battlefield tour in the trail of the New Zealand soldiers during WWI.











a Minister in the frontline!



Chief of Defence Force, Lt Gen R. R. (Rhys) Jones and Prof Chris Pugsley talking with one of the Belgians. The Minister is listening.


afternoon thea
Minister of Defence, the Honourable Dr Jonathan Coleman
With New Zealand's Ambassador to the European Union and Belgium, Vangelis Vitalis on his left.
They were all very interested in the museum and our projects!


Minister of Defense, the Honourable Dr Jonathan Coleman in the middle, Chief of Defense Force, Lt Gen R. R. (Rhys) Jones on the right and Secretary of Defense, John McKinnon on the left

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