70th Anniversary of Liberation 2015
On the morning of 05 May 1945 the 8th Hussars received the following message “ Effective 05 May 45, 0800 hrs. Cease all operations” For the Hussars WW II was over after 5 long years of military operations. The Hussars would then move into a small town in the Netherlands called Eelde and there they would stay until repatriated to Canada in Jan 1946. Eelde would become a second home to the Regiment.
Recently the Regiment, the Town of Sussex and the Town of Eelde (Tynarloo) exchanged flags in preparation of celebrating the 70th Anniversary of this event. On Tuesday 05 May at 0800 hrs the two towns will raise each others flags to mark the event.
The flag raising ceremony to hoist the flags of Tynaarlo and the 8th Canadian Hussars Regiment was conducted May 5 2015 at Town Hall at 8:00am.
Councillor Deborah Armitage welcoming the group to the first annual flag raising ceremony of the flags of Tynaarlo, NE, and the 8th Canadian Hussars Regiment at the Sussex Town Hall. Assisted by members of the Regiment and Royal Canadian Legion Sussex Branch #20 President Joe Butler.
The flag raising ceremony to hoist the flags in Tynaarlo, Netherlands
Town of Sussex, Tynaarlo and 8th Canadian Hussars Flags