Wings of Freedom, 75 years later

Wings of Freedom

I’d visit, together with my girlfriend, the amazing airshow “Wings of Freedom” in Ede, with which 75 years of freedom was celebrated.

Wings of Freedom
Wings of Freedom
The history of our Freedom today

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, 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, a right, 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 kind of stalls where refreshments and food were available. A lot of people came to see this event.
Accordingly, I heard them calling +30.000 spectators were on the field.

Wings of Freedom
Wings of Freedom

We arrived 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 visit such an event.

At 12.15pm the event started with the necessary formalities.
Accordingly, the real air show started.

I’ve seen planes, which flew in the WW-II period, I never saw before!
Like the Lysander V9312

Wings of Freedom
Wings of Freedom – 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 them 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.

Wings of Freedom
Wings of Freedom – Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX – KLuHV
What’s next?

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.
Anything else?

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!!

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Author: Rense Sjoers


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