21st May, 2015
“The weekend was marvellous - out of this world,” said Arthur. “We were treated like VIPs by the wonderful people of Norway. The experience has helped me discover the answers about what happened to my brother and helped me to finalise what was left open all of these years. I’m so grateful to Elite and everyone I met.”
Arthur’s grandson Robert Crosbie said: “We had an amazing weekend. Grandad has a smile from ear-to-ear! Paul Kiddell was a fantastic host and we will keep in touch.”
On Sunday, Arthur and family visited the Steinkjer Memorial and were thrilled to take part in Norway’s National Day in Namsos, where local dignitaries presented them with medals made from salvaged Norwegian silver.
Robert Crosbie added: “We would like to thank the lovely people of Namsos for an amazing day. We were honoured to share their National Day with them.”
The trip to Norway was organised and funded by The Elite Fish and Chip Company after Arthur’s wish was chosen as the winner of its Christmas Wish competition.
Rachel Tweedale, manager of The Elite Fish and Chip Company’s Sleaford restaurant and takeaway, said: “It’s been an honour and a privilege to have helped in making Arthur’s wish come true.”
Read more about Arthur's wish here: http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Lincoln-war-veteran-visits-brother-s-grave-norway/story-26553882-detail/story.html