Dear Brother Moths,
It is with great sadness and deep regret that i need to inform you, that Moth Charles Huyghe answered the Sunset Call early this morning (27/12/2016). He had been in hospital after falling at the dentist and breaking his leg.
I will notify everybody once we know of the funeral arrangements and urge as many as possible attend this great mans funeral.
The following is an extract which will appear in the Oasis Shellhole minutes for January 2017.
Moth Charles Huyghe. (11-03-1923 to 27-12-2016) Charles served in the Belgium Army 1939 to 1940. The Armed Resistance 1941-1943. Royal Air Force (1943-1945) and the Belgium Colonial Army (Belgium Congo) (1945-1962). He joined Oasis Shellhole in January 1962 and transferred over to Overlord Shellhole in 1974. He transferred back to Oasis in 2013 when Overlord Shellhole closed. Unfortunately due to ill health and starting to lose his sight he was unable to attend many meetings of Oasis after his transfer back to us. He also took a keen interest in the activities of Sandton Commando. During his life he was awarded the following Medals and Decorations
Commander Companion of Honour
Croix de Gere Palm and Bar
Croix Militer Palm
Cross Armed Resistance
Cross Leopold III, 3 Palms and Crossed Swords
Cross of Escape
Belgium Commemoration War 1940-1945
French German Star
Polish Resistance Medal
1939-45 War Medal
Voluntary War Medal
Humanitary Operation Medal Congo
Commander of the Order of Merit
Officer of the Order of Leopold II
Officer of the Order of Leopold I
Knight of the Order of Leopold I
Knight of the Order of the Crown
Holder of National Recognisance (Belgium) for his activities during the War 1940-1945
RAF Veteran badge.
Certificate of Comradeship (Moths)
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN, AND IN THE MORNING,
WE WILL REMEMBER HIM
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