Kigali 1994-04-07

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Homo Aeroportus
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Kigali 1994-04-07

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Please allow me to post this here.
If one needs to link this to aviation let’s say that para-commandos often “go to work” by air.

During one of my last trips to Kigali, I paid a visit to the place where 10 Belgian soldiers were slaughtered 25 years ago to the day and I wrote in the condolences book :

In this room, 50 liters were shed in what ended up being an ocean of blood in 1994.
10 Belgian soldiers were assassinated here after having been deployed by ignorant politicians and abandoned by incompetent cowards.
We shall never forget that. We shall never forget you.

The place is well maintained and respectful. The Rwandan government may be thanked for that.

Some of the photos I took.
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Grey skies over Flawinne today.
2nd Commando Battalion - United we conquer.

H.A.


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Thanks for the post. Never forget.

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Thank you H.A.
RIP for the victims.

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Due respect. Thanks, H.A.!

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Thanks, H.A. All my support, respect, sympathy.

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1994-04-07 // 2024-04-07

30 years.

R.I.P.

You will never die until you are forgotten.
We will not forget you.

2 Commando Battalion.
United We Conquer.

H.A.

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Homo Aeroportus wrote: 07 Apr 2019, 10:17 Please allow me to post this here.
If one needs to link this to aviation let’s say that para-commandos often “go to work” by air.

During one of my last trips to Kigali, I paid a visit to the place where 10 Belgian soldiers were slaughtered 25 years ago to the day and I wrote in the condolences book :

In this room, 50 liters were shed in what ended up being an ocean of blood in 1994.
10 Belgian soldiers were assassinated here after having been deployed by ignorant politicians and abandoned by incompetent cowards.
We shall never forget that. We shall never forget you.

The place is well maintained and respectful. The Rwandan government may be thanked for that.

Some of the photos I took.

IMG_1357.JPG

IMG_1359.JPG

IMG_1363.JPG

IMG_1369.JPG

IMG_1368.JPG




Grey skies over Flawinne today.
2nd Commando Battalion - United we conquer.

H.A.


Mods : I take full responsibility for the words above. However, should you want to delete this post, I’d appreciate you look the other way until tomorrow.
Thank you for sharing such a poignant and reflective message. It's important to remember and honor the sacrifices made by those who were placed in harm's way. The tribute you paid to the Belgian soldiers and your words in the condolences book are powerful reminders of the tragedy and the need for remembrance. How do you feel visits like this impact your perspective on current events and historical memory?

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