With the cancellation of events this Friday 8th May, commemorating the 75th anniversary of Norway’s liberation, we are this week inviting Norwegians to take part in the largest-ever crowdsourced expression of gratitude to a British military veteran of the campaign.
Kenneth Foster, 95, of Trowbridge, Wiltshire, UK, is a Royal Navy veteran of the campaign to liberate Norway. Kenneth was a wireless operator on HMS Viceroy, which returned the exiled Prince Olav (later King Olav V) to Stavanger in May 1945.
We have provided Kenneth with a KOMP, our one-button computer more typically used to allow elderly people to receive images and video calls from family members.
In the run-up to the 75th anniversary of our liberation, the entire Norwegian population is being invited to send messages and photos of thanks, which will appear as part of a carousel display on Kenneth’s KOMP in his living room.
How to take part
Norwegians wishing to send their words and photos of thanks to Kenneth can either post them on social media with the hashtag #takkkenneth, or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kenneth in 1945