Laudation (extract) by Edward Heath

Laudation (extract)

‘300 years ago this month the Dutch admiral De Ruyter sailed up the Thames and the Medway seeking out and destroying the ships of His Britannic Majesty’s navy. […] Dr. Luns has made is own expeditions to London, but fortunately they have been of a more peaceful and friendly character. He came to London in 1943 as one of the representatives of the exiled Netherlands Government. […] We recognise in him a stalwart friend through difficult as well as easy days.’