Arromanches remembers the Princess Irene Regiment

More than 200 Dutch soldiers took part in this takeover
Photo: Ouest-France

June 8th 2018: Arromanches remembers the Princess Irene Regiment
Article author: Eric Marie
Information source: Ouest-France

“This Wednesday, June 6, 2018, as every year, the Dutch military of the 17th Infantry Regiment took part in a takeover at the Place du 6-Juin.

“The opportunity to recall the strong ties that have been forged between our municipality and the Netherlands,” said Patrick Jardin, Mayor of Arromanches. This takeover of arms emphasizes the determining role of the Netherlands in the liberation of France and Europe. ”

This very formal ceremony orchestrated by members of the regiment called Princess Irene is anchored in the military tradition of the Netherlands. “Especially as we celebrate today a double anniversary, insists Pieter de Gooijer, ambassador of the Netherlands in France, who participated for the first time in commemorations of D-Day. This is both the 74th anniversary of the landing of our troops on this beach and the 80th anniversary of the Princess Irene regiment. ”

An infantry regiment that remembers its illustrious elders. From 17 to 25 August 1944, more than 1,200 Dutch soldiers landed at Arromanches. “With the aim of liberating the coast up to the Seine”

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