Wings of Freedom
I’d visit, together with my girlfriend, the amazing airshow “Wings of Freedom” in Ede, with which 75 years of freedom were celebrated.
The history of our Freedom today
On June 6, 1944, Operation Overlord, the code name of the Western allies started to finally liberate Western Europe. After the start of this operation, several temporary airports were built at various locations.
This proved to be very effective and was a major contribution to the liberation of the occupied countries.
I posted, on June 6 of this year, about my visit to Airforce base Gilze Rijen, home of the 301 Redskin squadron with their AH-64D Apache helicopters.
Part of the Dutch Royal Airforce and one of the symbols of our freedom, as we know it nowadays.
Freedom is a right, that most of us take for granted, not realizing how it was obtained 75 years ago during the horrible World War II and after that.
The Event “Wings of Freedom”
I did not know what to expect from this event, of course, and it turned out to be a major surprise.
The organisation did build a real airstrip including a traffic control tower!!
For the spectators, a large field was available including all kinds of stalls where refreshments and food were available. A lot of people came to see this event.
Accordingly, I heard them calling that +30.000 spectators were on the field.
We arrived at 09.30 hours, together with my girlfriend, and walked around for a while before the real show started. For my sweetheart, it was the first time she’d visited such an event.
At 12.15 pm the event started with the necessary formalities.
Accordingly, the real air show started.
I’ve seen planes, which flew in the WW-II period, which I have never seen before!
Like the Lysander V9312
Of course, there was a lot more to see and I will post more planes, on my social media, who were active in that crazy period, 75 years ago.
The period we must never forget and remember those who said.
“When you go home, tell them of us and say, for your tomorrow, we gave our today.”
Wings of Freedom definitely did remember them.
I have one nice event coming up for this month. There are, for now, no more events planned
- The Sanicole Airshow. I obtained the tickets already for me and my girlfriend Sylvia. So, I look forward to this amazing day as there will be some very nice fighter planes to see.
While I did not tell you about the Air Force Days Dutch Airforce yet. So I’ll try to post something about that event as soon as possible.
So keep an eye out for any updates.
However, you can also follow me on social media as I have already or will post pictures on a daily base.
Have a nice day!!