So sorry to hear Henk.
God Bless Hank and thank you sao much for your previous assistance.
My wife and I wish you and you family - peace.
Digger & Barbara.
So sorry to hear Henk.
I am devastated by your news and it saddens me greatly. It has been an absolute pleasure liaising with you both via this forum and privately over the last several years. You have always been a gentleman, always been generous with your information and have helped me significantly with my research into Dutch airmen. Your name is in the acknowledgements of my work.
I can only echo the sentiments of the many forumites before me. You have been a stalwart member of this forum, added significantly to its professionalism and its value as a database and source of reliable information. All the time, you have maintained your sense of humour and courtesy.
You will be greatly missed by us all. Thank you for all you have given us of yourself. Words are difficult to find to express my appreciation.
I wish you and your family peace and comfort.
41 (F) Squadron RAF at War and Peace, April 1916-March 1946
So sorry to read of your sad news, thank for all your help over the years, the world will be poor by your loss.
Keep strong! and Keep fighting!
Thoughts are with you!
Although you had told me of your illness I have held out hope and will continue to do so until your mighty pen goes silent.
I can add no further words than the sentiments expressed by everybody here. Your spirit of generousity will never be forgotten.
Travel well, my friend.
What sad news you give us, you are this Forum and for what it stands for.
Sincere thanks for many years of information you have given to us. Your research will live on for many years, thank you.
We salute you and hope you are able to cope what ever the future holds.
I am so saddened by this news. I hoped privately that it would never come to this end. I'm so glad that we could help each other through our researches and I am very glad we managed to meet when you and Carla visited Norway.
Thanks Henk, and clear skies.
Just to add my thanks and best wishes to you at this time. Your work has been and always will be much appreciated by everyone here.
Like others have already stated in this desperately sad thread, I too am one of the "silent few" who have admired your outstanding efforts and dedication in pursuing your dream from afar- as I do not know you
Having served in the RAF for 25 years I have been luckly enought to have been based at the clutch airfields and visted the Netherland many times and seen the affection the Dutch have for both the British and the RAF after all this time. I have also been extremely privilaged to have visited the RNLAF Aircraft (& Missing aircrew) Recovery Unit at Vleigbasis Woensdrecht.
Here we learnt and saw just how absolutely dedicated the Dutch Government are to remember the sacrifices made by the Allies over Holland during WWII, Indeed one village Burgomeester stated it remained a Dutch duty. . .
Regardless of if its the Dutch Government, the RNLAF, small village communities or - as you have brilliantly shown just one individual, the dedication and effect is truly humbling and so many of us here in the UK should be grateful for what the Dutch people and YOU still do to this day in remembering events of 78 years ago
God Bless & "Tot Ziens"