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  • Unveiling Commemorative Plaque - River Dyle

    Thu 15th May 2008

    Memorial Plaque Unveiled to Commemorate Capt Richard Annand VC and the men who fought and fell at the River Dyle, Belgium.

    Plaque - River DyleDuring a recent visit to Belgium, the South Shields Branch of the Durham Light Infantry Association along with assistance from the people of Gastuche unveiled a commemorative plaque on the main bridge crossing the River Dyle to honour 2nd Lt Richard Annand VC and the men who fought along side him and died defending the bridge from the German advance during WWII.

    In attendance at the unvieling were the Mayor and Mayoress of South Shields (councillor Alex Donaldson and his wife Mrs Brenda Donaldson), Sir David Chapman as well as local dignitaries and ex-servicemen from the local town of Gastuche.

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