Thursday, 3 December 2015

Brigadier Evan Williams visits the battlefields on the Western Front

3 Kiwi visitors under the Menin Gate
On 2 and 3 December Brigadier Evan Willams and his partner were visiting the Western Front. One day in France and one day in Flanders. Too short for an extended visit but the Brigadier made a promise to come back and see more! The Brigadier is the Defence Adviser at the High Commision in London. Navy Captain Shaun Fogarty was his guide during the visit.
Yesterday they visited some French sites of interest for the New Zealanders. Today they visited Messines/Mesen, Ieper/Ypres and Passchendaele.

with one of the Belgians

with the province commander and the famous Flemish actress Maaike Cafmeyer

reading the Ode

wreath laying

with the buglers

with the Messines Soldier

the New Zealand Apse for the Missing at Tyne Cot