Students Almere College present at Remembrance Day in Edinburgh
Pupils and teachers of Almere College in Dronten and board members of the 4 May Remembrance Foundation Dronten were in Edinburgh from 7 to 11 November to attend the Remembrance Day commemoration at Stewart's Melville College. The reason for this is the connection between the two schools in the person of William Middleton Ward. William Ward was formerly a student at Stewart's Melville College. He died in World War II and the propeller of his plane forms the monument in Dronten.
Documentairy 'Never Unprepared'
Omroep Flevoland's documentary "Never Unprepared" tells the story of Scottish bomb aimer William Ward who lost his life in World War II. William Ward was one of the crew members of the Lancaster ED 357, whose propeller forms the Kite Monument in Dronten. Edinburgh history teacher David Clarke researched this former student at his school; Stewart's Melville College. David discovered that Ward crashed near what is now Dronten.
Program around Remembrance Day 4 May known in Dronten
The 4 May Memorial Dronten Foundation has completed the program for the Remembrance Day on May 4, 2023. For the first time this year, no Airgunners are present at the commemoration. The transition to a time of commemoration without Airgunners has thus begun.
Delegation from Dronten present at Remembrance Day in Edinburgh
Since 2019, we have been in contact with history teacher Dave Clark from Stewart's Melville College in Edinburgh, Scotland. William Ward, one of the crew members of the Lancaster ED 357 of the Vliegersmonument, was a student at this school. From this contact arose the desire to connect young people from this school with young people from a school in Dronten. This worked.