After a slight airline delay, the group linked up at the airport, boarded the buses, and moved towards the first visit.
The group first went to the Hartenstein Villa, famous as the British Headquarters during the Battle of Arnhem during Operation Market Garden. The museum has a wonderful exhibit called the “Airborne Experience”.
Hartenstein Villa, Home of the Airborne Museum, famous for its role as the British Headquarters during the Battle of Arnhem during Operation MARKET GARDEN, Photo: Louis Lemaire
The group then proceeded to the hotel, where we kicked off the event with a small reception.
Colonel-Commandant, BGen(R) Josee Robidoux welcomes the tour group, Photo: Louis Lemaire
Netherlands Air Assault Brigade memorial (Indonesia and other wars)
Wijchen site of CDN HQ in NL during Second World War
Enigma Machine at the Dutch Signals Museum (Verbindingstroepen Collectie), Photo: Nick St-Amand
The C&E Plaque which now sits at the Verbindingstroepen Regiment’s home station in Stroe Netherlands, presented by Colonel-Commandant BGen (Retired) Josée Robidoux and unveiled by HRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, Photo: Nick St-Amand
Signing the Flag that we will leave for our Dutch Colleagues, Photo: Nick St-Amand
Colonel-Commandant BGen (Retired) Josée Robidoux presents a copy of Semaphore to Satellite, Canada’s C&E Branch History, to Colonel Collin van Loon, 3 May 2023, Photo: Louis Lemaire
HRH Princess Margriet of The Netherlands is presented a C&E Branch Brooch by Colonel-Commandant Brigadier-General Josée Robidoux (Retired), Brooch was made by Theresa Merlo of Kingston (left), Photo: Kim Long