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Je was erbij / You were there


Last Post - Ieper - 11/11/2009

Please find below some photographs of the Last Post on Armistice Day, November 11th, 2009 under the Menin Gate.

Hieronder een aantal foto's van de Last Post op Wapenstilstand 10 november 2009 onder de Menenpoort te Ieper.

18 year old veteran Craig Wood, wounded in Afghanistan, was present at the ceremony.

Arrival of the Ypriana Band

Mr. Peter Slosse, head of the tourist office at Ieper, was the master of ceremony.

Address by Mr. Benoit Mottrie, chairman of the Last Post Association.

From left to right: Yves Leterme, federal minister of Foreign Affairs, mayor Luc Dehaene and minister Geert Bourgeois of the Flemisch government.

From left to right: the ambassadors from Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

From left to right: Mr. John Freeman of the OPCW, Guy Gruwez, honorary chairman of the Last Post Association and Mr. Russell Thompson of the Britisch Legion.


Roland Hemeryck, dean of Ypres,

Henk Van Andel

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Followed by the Exhortation by the Australian ambassador.

A lament by a piper

And the the wreathlaying started.

The Ypres menchoir.

Craig Wood also laid a wreath.

And then the participants of the poppy parade.

Representatives of the Riders Division of the Royal British Legion.

Poppies came down at this special occasion.

The Kohima by Mr. Russell Thompson of the Royal British Legion.

The Reveille by the buglers.

And finally the national anthems of Belgium and Great-Britain.

Minister Leterme greeted Craig Wood.

Marching back towards the market square.

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