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Fred Vogels had a status update on Facebook 16 hours 25 minutes ago

In het kader van verhaal over mijn roemruchte pianospel hierbij een pianoconcert dat ik voor mezelf geschreven heb. Een concert dat ik tenminste kan spelen. Om te bewijzen dat het echt is, is de solopartij bijgevoegd. PIANOCONCERT VOOR 1 VINGER. https://soundcloud.com/fred-vogels/pianoconcerto-for-one-finger?in=fred-vogels/sets/fred-plays-classical-music
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Fred Vogels had a status update on Facebook 5 days ago

De vorige post met mijn optreden in het Kurhaus gaf ietwat verwarring of ik nu wel of geen piano kan spelen. Ik heb geen pianoles gehad. OK, iets op het conservatorium als bijvak, maar mijn leraar speelde meestal, op mijn verzoek. Zodat ik het onvermijdelijke kon vermijden. Spelen van blad en ingewikkelde stukken waarbij rechts moet doen wat links niet wil. Het verplicht spelen op accordeon heeft mij de kwintencirkel geleerd, de harmonische verbanden van akkoorden. Ik heb een intuïtieve manier van pianospelen ontwikkeld die mijn hersens wel accepteren. Wat ik eigenlijk niet zo goed kan verklaren. Ik weet eigenlijk niet wat ik speel, maar luister. Mijn vingers doen wat ik hoor. Zonder tussenkomst van wat of wie dan ook. Zelfs mijn ego mag niet meedoen. Gewoon wat ik voel. Zo componeer ik ook. Gewoon luisteren. En dat kan iedereen. Als voorbeeld de jazzballades heb ik zo gemaakt. Spelen wat je hoort. Met een computer kun je heel veel creëren wat ik als gewoon mens niet kan spelen. Echt, ik kan geen piano spelen. Maar toch is dit ontstaan waar ik dan ook heel blij mee ben:
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Fred Vogels added a new comment in 7 Armoured Division (UK) 7 days ago

Thanks Andrew!

My father drove the squadrons reconnaissance half-track in Normandy and would totally disagree with the comments about there performance not being up to earlier campaigns. Dad always said it was the experience of the old Desert boys that kept him and many others alive in Western Europe, they knew their enemy Well and had to deal with elite German units including SS and Panzer Lehr in a new and difficult terrain. This was highlighted at Villers Bocage when lesser battle hardened elements of the 7th Armoured Division pushed to far forward and stopped on open ground even so the next day they cut off Panzer divisions heading for the U.S sector. Certainly the most famous British Armoured Division.

In 1944 the 733rd F.A.Battery arrived in Denbigh, North Wales. Five soldiers were billeted with my family, in our two up/two down terraced house. Although I was just four years old at the time, I have quite clear memories of their stay. Three were allocated an attic "bedroom" (a bare unfurnished, uninviting place) and two were placed in the bedroom that I and younger brother John shared (we had to move out and squeeze in with our parents). Of the five, I can only recall the names of four - Eddie Murphy (a cook), Deptula, Counterman and a very tall country boy nicknamed Zeke. Eddie Murphy was quite boisterous when in his cups, which resulted in many apologies to my mother. These were invariably accompanied by presents of fresh doughnuts, tinned chicken etc, which were gratefully received. My lasting memory of Zeke is my dad (height 5' 6") standing on a stool every morning reaching up to tie Zeke's tie: being a farm boy he had never had occasion to wear one until he joined up. Whilst they were in Denbigh, the soldiers were pestered by young children shouting "any gum chum?". The gum and candy that was generously handed out was devoured in a flash.

Fred Vogels had a status update on Facebook 7 days ago

Een gezellige middag met vrouw en kids in Scheveningen, ter gelegenheid van Marc's verjaardag en zijn nieuwe job. We liepen langs het Kurhaus. Toch even de kids laten zien waar mijn carrière is begonnen. Een tijdje geleden was ik daar ook al geweest maar toen stond er geen vleugel zomaar speelklaar. Ik kan geen piano spelen zoals mijn omgeving weet, behalve een bluesje in de bekende biertoonsoort en wat gepingel. De film is van Hilke
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Andrew Wright added a new comment in 7 Armoured Division (UK) 1 week ago

My father drove the squadrons reconnaissance half-track in Normandy and would totally disagree with the comments about there performance not being up to earlier campaigns. Dad always said it was the experience of the old Desert boys that kept him and many others alive in Western Europe, they knew their enemy Well and had to deal with elite German units including SS and Panzer Lehr in a new and difficult terrain. This was highlighted at Villers Bocage when lesser battle hardened elements of the 7th Armoured Division pushed to far forward and stopped on open ground even so the next day they cut off Panzer divisions heading for the U.S sector. Certainly the most famous British Armoured Division.

In June 1950, Squadron Leader [later Group Captain] James Dudley FORD (41917) signed the visitors book that was kept in the officers' mess at RAF Leuchars. He gave "18 Group, Pitreavie Castle" as his address. I would welcome biographical information about him. I have read his entries in 14 editions of the London Gazette between 2 May 1939 and 2 July 1965. The Leuchars visitors book contains almost 4,000 signatures between 1938 and 1966. It's a "Who's Who" of aviation and military history. It contains the signatures of many escapees, evaders and Special Operations Executive agents (including hundreds of Norwegian agents) who were flown from Bromma Airport, Stockholm, often in the bomb bay of a Mosquito.

There is no 100 percent evidence that this plane was the HF544. Read my article [url="https://www.backtonormandy.org/nederlands/135-nederlands/626-een-verrassend-slot-aan-de-berging-van-de-wellington.html"]https://www.backtonormandy.org/nederlands/135-nederlands/626-een-verrassend-slot-aan-de-berging-van-de-wellington.html[/url] in Dutch. It says that the crew is probably burried in Amsterdam as Unknown. Due to regulation these graves may not be openend to check with DNA. Its is also not certain that this plane is the HF544, but it is possible. There are more planes missing in that period.

Fred Vogels had a status update on Facebook 16 hours 25 minutes ago

In het kader van verhaal over mijn roemruchte pianospel hierbij een pianoconcert dat ik voor mezelf geschreven heb. Een concert dat ik tenminste kan spelen. Om te bewijzen dat het echt is, is de solopartij bijgevoegd. PIANOCONCERT VOOR 1 VINGER. https://soundcloud.com/fred-vogels/pianoconcerto-for-one-finger?in=fred-vogels/sets/fred-plays-classical-music
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Fred Vogels had a status update on Facebook 5 days ago

De vorige post met mijn optreden in het Kurhaus gaf ietwat verwarring of ik nu wel of geen piano kan spelen. Ik heb geen pianoles gehad. OK, iets op het conservatorium als bijvak, maar mijn leraar speelde meestal, op mijn verzoek. Zodat ik het onvermijdelijke kon vermijden. Spelen van blad en ingewikkelde stukken waarbij rechts moet doen wat links niet wil. Het verplicht spelen op accordeon heeft mij de kwintencirkel geleerd, de harmonische verbanden van akkoorden. Ik heb een intuïtieve manier van pianospelen ontwikkeld die mijn hersens wel accepteren. Wat ik eigenlijk niet zo goed kan verklaren. Ik weet eigenlijk niet wat ik speel, maar luister. Mijn vingers doen wat ik hoor. Zonder tussenkomst van wat of wie dan ook. Zelfs mijn ego mag niet meedoen. Gewoon wat ik voel. Zo componeer ik ook. Gewoon luisteren. En dat kan iedereen. Als voorbeeld de jazzballades heb ik zo gemaakt. Spelen wat je hoort. Met een computer kun je heel veel creëren wat ik als gewoon mens niet kan spelen. Echt, ik kan geen piano spelen. Maar toch is dit ontstaan waar ik dan ook heel blij mee ben:
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Fred Vogels added a new comment in 7 Armoured Division (UK) 7 days ago

Thanks Andrew!

My father drove the squadrons reconnaissance half-track in Normandy and would totally disagree with the comments about there performance not being up to earlier campaigns. Dad always said it was the experience of the old Desert boys that kept him and many others alive in Western Europe, they knew their enemy Well and had to deal with elite German units including SS and Panzer Lehr in a new and difficult terrain. This was highlighted at Villers Bocage when lesser battle hardened elements of the 7th Armoured Division pushed to far forward and stopped on open ground even so the next day they cut off Panzer divisions heading for the U.S sector. Certainly the most famous British Armoured Division.

In 1944 the 733rd F.A.Battery arrived in Denbigh, North Wales. Five soldiers were billeted with my family, in our two up/two down terraced house. Although I was just four years old at the time, I have quite clear memories of their stay. Three were allocated an attic "bedroom" (a bare unfurnished, uninviting place) and two were placed in the bedroom that I and younger brother John shared (we had to move out and squeeze in with our parents). Of the five, I can only recall the names of four - Eddie Murphy (a cook), Deptula, Counterman and a very tall country boy nicknamed Zeke. Eddie Murphy was quite boisterous when in his cups, which resulted in many apologies to my mother. These were invariably accompanied by presents of fresh doughnuts, tinned chicken etc, which were gratefully received. My lasting memory of Zeke is my dad (height 5' 6") standing on a stool every morning reaching up to tie Zeke's tie: being a farm boy he had never had occasion to wear one until he joined up. Whilst they were in Denbigh, the soldiers were pestered by young children shouting "any gum chum?". The gum and candy that was generously handed out was devoured in a flash.

Fred Vogels had a status update on Facebook 7 days ago

Een gezellige middag met vrouw en kids in Scheveningen, ter gelegenheid van Marc's verjaardag en zijn nieuwe job. We liepen langs het Kurhaus. Toch even de kids laten zien waar mijn carrière is begonnen. Een tijdje geleden was ik daar ook al geweest maar toen stond er geen vleugel zomaar speelklaar. Ik kan geen piano spelen zoals mijn omgeving weet, behalve een bluesje in de bekende biertoonsoort en wat gepingel. De film is van Hilke
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Andrew Wright added a new comment in 7 Armoured Division (UK) 1 week ago

My father drove the squadrons reconnaissance half-track in Normandy and would totally disagree with the comments about there performance not being up to earlier campaigns. Dad always said it was the experience of the old Desert boys that kept him and many others alive in Western Europe, they knew their enemy Well and had to deal with elite German units including SS and Panzer Lehr in a new and difficult terrain. This was highlighted at Villers Bocage when lesser battle hardened elements of the 7th Armoured Division pushed to far forward and stopped on open ground even so the next day they cut off Panzer divisions heading for the U.S sector. Certainly the most famous British Armoured Division.

In June 1950, Squadron Leader [later Group Captain] James Dudley FORD (41917) signed the visitors book that was kept in the officers' mess at RAF Leuchars. He gave "18 Group, Pitreavie Castle" as his address. I would welcome biographical information about him. I have read his entries in 14 editions of the London Gazette between 2 May 1939 and 2 July 1965. The Leuchars visitors book contains almost 4,000 signatures between 1938 and 1966. It's a "Who's Who" of aviation and military history. It contains the signatures of many escapees, evaders and Special Operations Executive agents (including hundreds of Norwegian agents) who were flown from Bromma Airport, Stockholm, often in the bomb bay of a Mosquito.

There is no 100 percent evidence that this plane was the HF544. Read my article [url="https://www.backtonormandy.org/nederlands/135-nederlands/626-een-verrassend-slot-aan-de-berging-van-de-wellington.html"]https://www.backtonormandy.org/nederlands/135-nederlands/626-een-verrassend-slot-aan-de-berging-van-de-wellington.html[/url] in Dutch. It says that the crew is probably burried in Amsterdam as Unknown. Due to regulation these graves may not be openend to check with DNA. Its is also not certain that this plane is the HF544, but it is possible. There are more planes missing in that period.

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