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200 years Dutch Royal Armed Forces - trooping the colours

Yesterday on 9 January I was present and officialy invited to attend the commemoration how the Prince Sovereign Willem, later first king of the Netherlands, decreed the start of the armed land forces of his newborn country. It was a celebration of infantry, cavalry, artillery and other supporting branches. A rare and unique event in our 200 years of history of trooping the colours (i.e. Koninklijke Landmacht 1814 - 2014).

Indeed a proud moment as author to have been officialy invited by the Dutch army, among which officers do recognise the importance of what I write and publish.

I held a very simple camera in hand from the public tribune for the officialy invited guests and amongst other took a photo of King Willem-Alexander arriving in his landauer coach.