Dutch daffodils named after Redhill to commemorate wartime pilots and crews (From Redhill And Reigate Life)
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Dutch daffodils named after Redhill to commemorate wartime pilots and crews
1:12pm Tuesday 9th October 2012 in Local News
Daffodils named after Redhill are due to be planted in the town tomorrow (Wednesday, October 10) to commemorate the pilots who fought in the Second World War.
Reigate and Banstead mayor Councillor Roger Newstead is due to plant the bulbs in a ceremony at 10am at Shaws Corner, next to the War Memorial in Redhill.The bulbs were donated to the town by a bulb grower from Holland.
The Dutch grower named the daffodils Redhill as a sign of respect for the pilots and crews of the fighter planes who were scrambled to take on the Luftwaffe.
A Reigate and Banstead Borough Council spokeswoman said: “The bulb grower has come to the UK to donate a box of the bulbs to a Royal Air Force rest house in Storrington for the past 25 years.”