At the graveside ceremony held at Englændergraven, Tarm, on 12 March 2015, official speeches were given by dignitaries on behalf of the Australian government, the British Government, and the local municipality.
At the post-ceremony reception at Bechs Hotel, Tarm, speeches were given by family members of the crew of ME449 and by Danish eye witnesses.
Ceremonimeister for the Ceremony
Toastmaster for the Reception
SPEECHES BY FAMILY MEMBERS OF ME449 CREW
Speeches by family members of crew who died on 12 March 1945
Speeches by family members of crew who survived 12 March 1945
|Speech by Peter Slater
son of Stan Slater
|Speech by Nigel Fairclough
son of Thomas Fairclough
|Speech by Sue Westcott
daughter of Merv Bertie
|Speech by Gail Michener
daughter of Stoney Mitchell
No members of Ken Foster’s family were able to attend the 70th Anniversary Event. Go to Crew Families to see photos of all the family members who attended the 70th Anniversary Event.
SPEECHES BY DANISH EYE WITNESSES
| Speech by Svend Bjerregaard
eyewitness of nightfighter attack
|Speech by Hugo Bach Nielsen
responder to crash site
| Speech by Dorthea Madsen
first helper of Stoney Mitchell and Merv Bertie