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Old 04-15-2015, 02:17 PM   #1
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We salute you Canadians

Today, April 15th, we wave the Canadian flag and salute the Royal Canadian Dragoons who liberated my hometown Leeuwarden, today 70 years ago.

I cannot thank the Dragoons enough for doing this for my hometown.
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Old 04-15-2015, 02:22 PM   #2
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Today, April 15th, we wave the Canadian flag and salute the Royal Canadian Dragoons who liberated my hometown Leeuwarden, today 70 years ago.

I cannot thank the Dragoons enough for doing this for my hometown.
By all accounts, the Dragoons were a bunch of bad asses. Be proud Canada!
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I think baglo might have fought there.
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Not me, but my good buddy Ray Allan ( now 90 years old ). He's had his way paid to Holland a couple times for the celebrations. He gave me his dog tags. Apparently there were three. One went to the Red Cross ( I think ), one to the family and one stayed with the remains.
He's still carrying shrapnel.
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Not me, but my good buddy Ray Allan ( now 90 years old ). He's had his way paid to Holland a couple times for the celebrations. He gave me his dog tags. Apparently there were three. One went to the Red Cross ( I think ), one to the family and one stayed with the remains.
He's still carrying shrapnel.
Good on Ray!
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Old 04-15-2015, 06:55 PM   #8
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Today, April 15th, we wave the Canadian flag and salute the Royal Canadian Dragoons who liberated my hometown Leeuwarden, today 70 years ago.

I cannot thank the Dragoons enough for doing this for my hometown.
Thanks Seef,

We took our boat through Europe in the canals and wintered it in Holland. Our Canadian flag drew constant waves and honks and we were welcomed and told many stories from people whose parents had billeted Canadians during the war.

Our war memorial says "lest we forget". It's obvious to me the Dutch haven't.

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By all accounts, the Dragoons were a bunch of bad asses. Be proud Canada!
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My Dad was part of the Boys that liberated Holland in 45 " 4th Tank Core" and always spoke of how kind and thankful everyone was , fond memories for him . He's gone now but not forgotten . I got his tags , there cotton and leather so they would not tinkle or shine in the sun . Who knew .
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