83rd anniversary of the Battle of Crete – programme of events 20th – 26th May

Commemorative services, speeches, the laying of wreaths and displays of the RAF’s acrobatic team, the Red Arrows  are among the events included in the provisional programme announced by the Cretan Regional Authority for the 83rd anniversary of the Battle of Crete.

Monday 20th May
10:30 Municipality of Kandanos&Selino –at the War Memorial in Floria.

Tuesday 21st May
11:00 Red Arrows  display over the Firka Fortress and the Old Harbour of Chania.
           The Red Arrows last performed here in 2011.
19:30 Municipality of Kissamos – Kallergiana crossroads.

Wednesday 22nd May
Municipality of Apokoronas – Agioi Pantes, Agia Sophia Foundation.

Thursday 23rd May

11:00 Kolymbari – Cadets’ Monument 
18:30 Nea Hora harbour – Monument to Fallen Citizens.

Friday 24th May
11:00 Firka Fortress, Chania – ceremony of the official raising of the national flag. 
Visit to the Naval Museum, presentation of new exhibits.
13:30 Trikalaria – ANZAC 42nd Street Memorial
18:30 Galatas – Memorial to Greek New Zealanders.

Saturday 25th May
11:00 Alikianos – Keritis War Memorial
13:00 Agia – Golgothas memorial
18:30 Souda – Allied War Cemetery.

Sunday 26th May
11:00 Chania Cathedral – Memorial Service
11:30  Old Harbour, Chania – Flag Parade of the Traditional Associations of Chania.
13:30 Maleme – German War Cemetery, organised by the German Embassy
18:30 Maleme Airfield– Closing ceremony at the Monument to the Battle of Crete. Display by the Red Arrows.

Source: Haniotika Nea

Ann.: This provisional programme has still to be confirmed.


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