May 21 & 23, 1945

May 21 — Wet and chilly. The same uninteresting day. Maj. Kitchen from 2CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) in for lunch. Tony arrived back at us tonight after an absence of five months.

May 23 — Ordered to report at Amry H.Q. in Hegelo, Holland. Left BAd Zwischenahn at 8:30 and came by Leer, Meppen, Lingen, in Germany, crossed the border into Holland and reported to Army in Hengelo. Had a talk with Brig. Elder then started for Zielst until Sunday, when I must report to Army again. Drove to Arnhem, Nijmegen, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Eindhoven and arrived at Zielst at 6 P.M. All the family were home excepting Get who was away at school at Reusel, so we drove over and got her. We all had a party here that night.

 General H.D.G. Crerar taking the salute during a mounted marchpast of The British Columbia Dragoons, Eelde, Netherlands, 23 May 1945.  LAC.

General H.D.G. Crerar taking the salute during a mounted marchpast of The British Columbia Dragoons, Eelde, Netherlands, 23 May 1945. LAC.

 Dutch civilians watching an inspection and marchpast of the 5th Canadian Armoured Division, Eelde, Netherlands, 23 May 1945.  LAC.

Dutch civilians watching an inspection and marchpast of the 5th Canadian Armoured Division, Eelde, Netherlands, 23 May 1945. LAC.

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About Rob Alexander

I am a writer, photographer and historian and the author of The History of Canmore, published by Summerthought Publishing of Banff, AB.

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