On August 19, the acting CEO of the WHI, Mr Michel Jaupart, represented Belgium in Dieppe for the ceremony honouring all veterans and victims of the raid. The delegation also counted members of the Belgian Air Force and of Belgian patriotic societies. A special tribute was brought to aviators and seamen implicated in Operation Jubilee.
Thanks to the exhibition Dieppe. Tribute to a raid organized by the WHI, commemorating the tragic events of August 19, 1942 and illustrating the Belgian part in the operation, Belgium was guest of honour for the ceremony.
The War Heritage Institute, the new Belgian heritage and remembrance institution under the Defence authority, presented six rare Soviet vehicles from the Warsaw Pact era: a rocket launcher (8x8 Baz/Zil 135 L4), a half-track (BTR 152), a T72 M tank, a Hungarian armoured vehicle PSZH-D-944 CP, a self-propelled gun 2S1 and an amphibious vehicle BRD M-1.
Wings & Wheels is an event for all those fascinated by military history, with one of Belgium’s largest military fairs of international scale, more than 400 selling and exhibition booths, some 400 reconstructions of 20th and 21st...