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Bienvenue – Welcome to Piper Bill Millin Memorial

Here is the place ! 49°17’35.51″N    0°16’58.21″O Blue Bonnets over the Border As many heroes, Bill didn’t consider himself like that. He said “I was very lucky”. Indeed was he, as he was spared by the enemy snipers only … Continue reading

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United we conquer

Un grand merci à l’Association Nationale des Médaillés de la Résistance Française, qui, en la personne de son Président, Olivier de Sarnez, a remis à l’Association 51st HDM la somme de 1000 euros pour soutenir le projet. Et un grand … Continue reading

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Good News: The Statue cast goes to the foundry. Our fundraising has achieved sufficient funds for the cast to go to the foundry. Our heartfelt thanks go to everyone involved in fund raising, your hard work and donations has ensured … Continue reading

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The meaning of the D Day Piper Bill Millin Memorial – REMEMBER – PAY TRIBUTE – EDUCATE

We are very thankfull to Dr Christian BARKEI, Principal of the British International School of JAKARTA – Indonesia , for having written, in a few words, the complete meaning of the Memorial. Bill Millin, as an iconic figure of D … Continue reading

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One year ago, Bill took the stairway to Heaven

En route for the funerals, the radio broadcasted Led Zeppelin tube “Stairway to Heaven”, and we suddenly realized this song mentionned a piper “leading us to reason” ……. Since, so many D Day Veterans passed. Shall we let them “going … Continue reading

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The Sculpture and the Sculptor – le Sculpteur et son Oeuvre

We have been lucky enough to meet Gaëtan ADER, the right man at the right place who knew with a brilliant talent, to return to Bill all the vigour of his twenty years and to restore the tension, the determination … Continue reading

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Memorial’s plates – plaques commémoratives

Plates are presented. The cylinder for the scroll with the donors list to be put inside the statue is presented The colored concrete for the plinth is presented (but we must find a mason) The donors and sponsors have donated … Continue reading

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EMBROIDED BADGE TISSU “D-DAY PIPERS UNITED”

SERIE LIMITEE A 1000 DESIGN PAR GAETAN ADER, SCULPTEUR ET MEDAILLISTE POUR LE COMPTE DE L ASSOCIATION D DAY PIPER BILL MILLIN BADGE TISSU EN TWILLY VERT COMMANDO, RENFORT CONTRECOLLE, PEUT ETRE COUSU OU SCRATCHE. FABRICATION FRANCAISE PRIX DE VENTE … Continue reading

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MAJ AVRIL 2011 / APRIL 2011 UPDATE

1°) En Français Nous avons reçu très peu de donations en avril. Pas de quoi faire rougir le pictogramme de la statue. Cependant l’une d’elle est remarquable. Un jeune Piper des USA a gagné un prix lors d’une prestation et … Continue reading

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A message from John Millin, son of Piper Bill Millin.

I wish to extend my sincere thanks to everyone involved in the Piper Bill Millin project. Your dedication and commitment to raising the public profile of the statue has helped enormously. Thanks to Magnus Orr and Pipefest for the new … Continue reading

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