On September 6th, 2009, Daniel and me were again invited to take part in the annual meeting of the German Garrison of the 501st.

R2 in front of the gate
My R2 in front of the main gate, very early in the morning. The sky did not look very promising....
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Early morning main streeet
R2 on Main Street, before the gates are opened to the public.....
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Daniel with our R2s
Daniel with our R2s. This guy always keeps one hand in his bag, very weird.....
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R2 keeping the crowd at bay
R2 keeping the crowd at bay, while the preparations for a little opening show are underway....
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The 501st are marching in
While my R2 waits in the foreground, a Jedi with his R2 is marching in, followed by a squad of stormtroopers
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Three girls with R2
Three nice girls with my R2, two of them wear the uniform of the THW (Technisches Hilfswerk), which is a kind of disaster relief organisation, who seemed to have a group outing on that day.
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Troops
Trooper gang hanging around with my R2, Daniel (with R2 cap) again with the hand in the bag....
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R2 holding a speech
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501st during another little drill exercise
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The 501st stage
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R2 framed by two Royal Guards
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Imperial officer with ballon
That´s how an Imperial officer looks like while being interrogated with the new torture droid series..... Naw, it´s Arne, trying to inflate a 501st ballon.
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The ballon girl
Jennifer, the very nice and charming ballon girl at the main gate. What looked like an easy job must have been really hard, because of the high winds.
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The ballon girl and me
Yours truly with the ballon girl.
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The farewell parade
R2 in front of the troops posing for the "farewell walkby". Behind him are TJ and Mareike, the two Republic Marines
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Pretty big guns, pretty accurate....... (That´s an insider joke.....)

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