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Branch 005 was established appropriately named the "Liberation of the Netherlands Branch" in 2003 and is located in Lochem near the city of Apeldoorn, The Netherlands.

Honour Roll

Although they are gone their memory will remain with us forever ... Lest We Forge

Gert Jan van'HoltGert-Jan van' Holt†

Comrade Gert-Jan, pictured wearing VIP badge - at the opening from the Information Centre in Holten with Royal Highness Princess Margriet.

"We will Remember Him"


Bob Veenstra. * † 14 Nov 2010 "We Will Remember Him"

Peter Dekker  Dekker Petrus * 12 Feb 1929 † 4 Jan 2011.  Peter was a very active and proud Legion member and will certainly be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. From his comrades condolences are extended to his wife Susan and family. Peter was an esteemed member of Branch 005.

Peter joined in the early days when the Branch was formed in the Netherlands.

He was very involved and was a man on which you could always count on when forming a Colour Party. In addition to Ceremonies in the Netherlands he also attended the Remembrance Ceremony at Werl, Germany and in France whenever he could. He shall be remembered as a fine comrade with a great interest in the Legion and its members. He could also be relied upon to consulate when seeking solutions to better the image of the Legion as his approach would always be in everyone's best interest.  

"We Will Remember Him"

Hank BakkerBakker Hank *1918 † Dec 2011. Hank was a WWII Veteran and long time proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Hank was carried to his final resting place at the civilian cemetery in Huizen, the Netherlands by members of the Royal Dutch Airforce and his fellow comrades of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 005.

"We will Remember him". 

Rob HeijnemHeijnem Rob * † 6 May 2009   "We will Remember him".

Liefrink Adre * †
"We will Remember him".

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