My friend Thibaut just wrote…
Just call him Sir Dick !!!
Ce vendredi 27 avril 2012, en reconnaissance de son travail dans la recherche des avions alliés abattus sur le sol néerlandais, Dick Breedijk a été nommé Chevalier de l’Ordre d’Orange-Nassau.
This Friday, April 27, 2012, in recognition of his work in the search of Allied aircrafts shot down on Dutch soil,
Dick Breedijk was appointed Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau.
This comment also…
Thanks for your post, Pierre.
Remember that Dick found the crash site of Wingco Alan Michaël “Sticky” Murphy at Oldebroek near Wezep (NL) in December, 2 1944 and the crash site of the F/O Tom “Tommy” Smith (the father of Pete Smith) in Germany in January 45.
Both pilots were flying for the 23 Sqn, the squadron of Eugène Gagnon.
Dick was the co-organizer of the memory trip of Gail Murphy, the daughter of Sticky Murphy in June last year in the Netherlands and Belgium.
Dick is always on the track of more than 30 sites. He wrote a book about the crash landing of 3 of them.
Thank you for all your job, Dick.