The Live Bait Squadron Society Bulletin 14 – 22 September 2017

INTRODUCTION, BY YOUR VIRTUAL CHAIRMAN Dear all, This Bulletin-14 is dated 22 September 2017, exactly 103 years after the disaster off the Dutch Coast. Today we remember the men on the three cruisers, they are not forgotten. You and me are still here to remember them. This Bulletin is the second in 2017. As long […]

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The Live Bait Squadron Society Bulletin 13

INTRODUCTION, BY YOUR VIRTUAL CHAIRMAN Dear all, You all have been very patient but your patience has been rewarded, here it is, Bulletin 13. It was worthwhile waiting for it. This Bulletin has a lot of good news. Just read it, and I am sure you agree. We start with news about the cruisers. Very […]

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An amazing and wonderful, never to expect surprise

Dear all, Some time ago Colonel James I R Phillips, the British Defense Attaché for The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg sent me a letter. I quote: ‘Dear Mr van der Linden, I have been asked bij the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to inform you in strict confidence that he proposes to […]

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The Live Bait Squadron Bulletin 12

INTRODUCTION, BY YOUR VIRTUAL CHAIRMAN Dear all, And here it is, Bulletin 12, published 22 September. Indeed, a remarkable day. A day that means a lot to hundreds, perhaps even thousands of readers. Today 102 years ago a terrible disaster took place just off the Dutch coast, with an enormous impact on many, many families. […]

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The Live Bait Squadron Bulletin 11

INTRODUCTION, BY YOUR VIRTUAL CHAIRMAN Dear all, Welcome again to this Bulletin – the 11th in a row. It took some time to write it (No 10 was published in June). I’ll explain now, the most important reason was my proposal to you all to write and publish a Centennial Memorial Book, a ‘Coffeetable book’. […]

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Newsletter-1

INTRODUCTION, BY YOUR VIRTUAL CHAIRMAN Dear all, Welcome to this Newsletter-1, this is indeed not a Bulletin, Bulletin-11 has to wait for some time. As I foresaw, during the Summer months just a few new Members have been presented, not enough for a substantial Bulletin. But I still expect to write it, ultimate this year. […]

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The Live Bait Society Squadron Bulletin 10

INTRODUCTION, BY YOUR VIRTUAL CHAIRMAN Dear all, Welcome to this Bulletin – the 10th in a row, and with the Special Bulletins a lot of information about our men on the three cruisers. In this Bulletin you can read about many on the cruisers. Most of them I welcomed in Bulletin-9, but since then descendents […]

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The Live Bait Squadron Society Bulletin 9

INTRODUCTION, BY YOUR VIRTUAL CHAIRMAN Dear members, Welcome to this belated edition of our Bulletin – the first official issue after the Specials on the September Commemoration ceremonies. You may have wondered: ‘What happened to Henk? Has he forgotten about us, after sending a Seasons Greeting?’. No, I did not, but indeed, I took a […]

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Special Commemoration Bulletin

INTRODUCTION, BY YOUR VIRTUAL CHAIRMAN Dear members, Welcome to this Special Commemoration Bulletin about the September Commemoration ceremonies, which were held at Chatham (21st, 22nd), at sea off the Dutch coast (23rd), The Hague (24th), and Noordwijk (25th). Because of its size this Bulletin is divided into two parts. The afternoon meeting of 21 September […]

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The Live Bait Squadron Society Bulletin 8

INTRODUCTION, BY YOUR VIRTUAL CHAIRMAN Dear members, Welcome to this August edition of our Bulletin – the last issue before the September Commemoration ceremonies, which will be held at Chatham (21st , 22nd) and The Hague (24th). The afternoon meeting scheduled for 21 September at Chatham’s St. George’s Centre is fully booked since the maximum […]

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