Visit to Vis - 2011

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Visit to Vis - 2011

Postby Peter » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:39 am

British Veterans of Vis ; This years visit will be from Saturday May 14th --Saturday May 21st .
Details of the programme for the week in addition to our normal Services of Remembrance at Vis Cemetery
- RAF Memorial- Freedom Fighters.
Memorial in Komiza and our own Memorial on the jetty;
There will be a full programme of events to mark the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Lissa, ancient name for the Island and Admiral Hoste's most successful battle for the Island during the Napoleonic wars.
We shall be welcoming our Ambassador and Embassy staff from Zagreb including Members of the Croatia Government .

A report on this, the last organised visit by the Veteran's to the Island of Vis, will be posted later.

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Re: Visit to Vis - 2011

Postby Peter » Sun May 29, 2011 12:05 pm

British Veterans of Vis
Our departure from Vis on this our final visit at 05-00 hs on Saturday 21st May was with a heavy heart and tear drop eyes as the ferry left the shore line further astern we were left with the memories of a people and a place that has been part of our lives over some 21 visits in the past 28 years.
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Thanks to our Embassy and our Ambassador to Croatia H.E. David Blunt our visit was supported by Croatian Government Minister and representatives of the Croatia Armed Forces in paying tribute to the British Forces and Partisan Freedom Fighters of the 1943/45 conflict . Our final act of commemoration was to dedicate a plaque on the jetty at Komiza honouring the bond of friendship that has been strengthened over these many years .
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Re: Visit to Vis - 2011

Postby Pioneer » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:16 am

The Daily Telegraph recorded interviews with veterans on this particular visit.
This video may not be viewable outside of the UK.(the preamble advert lasts a few seconds only).


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