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Unveiling of Church Plaque at St. Michael's Church, Dumfries
09.11.2003

The Norwegian Ministry of Defence will unveil a plaque commemorating the strong links between Norway and Dumfries made during the World War II. Officials from the Ministry and the Norwegian Consul will attend a service at St. Michael's Church in rememberance of the friendship forged during the hard times.

Following the German invasion of Norway in April 1940, Dumfries became home to many military personnel that came across the North Sea. At one point, as many as 1,000 Norwegians could have been in the Dumfries area. To mark the hospitaliy received in the town, the Norwegians placed a plaque in St Michael's Church to commemorate their stay, which finished in 1945. But decades later, the once so strong link has gradually faded out.

On November 9, during St Michael's Remembrance Day Service, a new plaque will be unveiled alongside the original.

For further information about this event, please contact the General Consulate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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