26Sep

Photo Report Interment of ashes Arnhem veterans at Oosterbeek Cemetery

On Friday 20 September 2019 the interment of ashes of two veterans of the Battle of Arnhem took place at the Oosterbeek War Cemetery. First was the ceremony for private Steve Morgan of the 2nd Battalion Parachute Regiment. The second ceremony was for private Dennis Collier of 156 Battalion Parachute Regiment. Both veterans attended frequently the annual commemorations of the Battle of Arnhem. The Oosterbeek War Cemetery is the only location where the Commonwealth War Graves Commission allows interments of ashes.

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25Sep

Photo Report ‘Airmen in the line of fire’

On 20 September 2019 a memorial was unveiled in Opheusden to commemorate all plane crashes during World War II in the Neder-Betuwe region. The memorial ‘Airmen in the line of fire’ consists of a main element made of a column with the silhouette of an aircraft. On both sides there are two rows, 16 columns in total, each showing the silhouette of an aircraft. They symbolise the 16 aircraft that crashed in the area of Neder-Betuwe during World War II. An information panel nearby illustrates the history in brief. This panel and each column refer to a website with information on each aircraft and its crew. The combined Committees 4/5 May in Neder-Betuwe are responsible for the memorial and its unveiling.

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25Sep

Photo Report Unveiling memorial Flt David Lord VC, DFC

On 19 September 2019 a memorial was unveiled to [bioid]102,Flight Lieutenant David Samuel Anthony Lord VC DFC[/bioid] at the Reijerskamp in Wolfheze Netherlands. It was at that day exactly 75 years ago that David Lord crashed with his Dakota on Landing Zone S during a resupply flight for the 1st Airnborne Division which was fighting the Battle of Arnhem. David was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for his brave attempt to drop the supplies at the right place although his aircraft was on fire.

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24Sep

Photo Report Airborne Memorial Wolfheze

The commemoration at the Airborne memorial in Wolfheze was held this year on Sunday 22 September. In this service special attention is given to the Glider Pilot Regiment, because this unit adopted this memorial as theirs. Two Arnhem veterans of the Glider Pilot Regiment, Ron Johnson and Frank Ashleigh, attended the ceremony.

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23Sep

Photo report Commemoration Mausoleum and laying of flowers Ede Cemetery

On the Monday morning after the Arnhem Airborne Commemoration weekend, is short ceremony has been held since several years. In the Mausoleum thirty resistance men are buried. After the Battle of Arnhem, the resistance played a very important part in helping Airborne soldiers in hiding. This was very dangerous to do. On monday 23 September 2019 a service was held. Around hundred people attended this in company of the Arnhem veterans John Jeffries and Sam Kendrick. Mayor of Ede mr. Verhulst held a speech.

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23Sep

Photo Report Airborne Cemetery Oosterbeek

On Sunday 22 September 2019 the annual commemoration was held at the Airborne Cemetery in Oosterbeek. Very many people came to the cemetery. Several veterans of the Battle of Arnhem were attending the ceremony.

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21Sep

Photo Report Airborne Landing and Commemoration

On 21 September 2018 the Airborne Landings and commemoration was held at Ginkel Heath near Ede, Netherlands. Very many were attending the event because it not only was the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem, but the weather couldn't have been better. British crown prince Charles and Dutch princess Beatrix attended the ceremony and talked to the veterans after the commemeration.

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19Sep

Unveiling plaque Hendrika van der Vlist

On Thursday 19 September 2019 a memorial plaque for Hendrika van der Vlist was unveiled at the Schoonoord restaurant in Oosterbeek. During the Battle of Arnhem Hendrika lived with her parents in Hotel Schoonoord. The hotel was in the frontline of the Battle and British soldiers started to use it as a dressing station. Together with other volunteers, Hendrika helped hundreds of wounded British, Polish and German soldiers. The plaque was an initiative by Michiel ter Horst and Sophie Lambrechtsen, children of Kate ter Horst.

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18Sep

Photo Report Unveiling of the Landmark at Ginkel Heath

On 18 September 2019 the Airborne Landmark 'Windows of the past' was unveiled at Ginkel Heath near Ede. After the speeches John Jeffries, an Arnhem veteran who jumped at Ginkel Heath with 4th Parachute Brigade on 18 September 1944, had the honour to do the unveiling. The ceremony was followed by a couple of fly-by's.

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10Sep

Photo report unveiling memorial 10th Battalion Parachute Regiment

On Saturday 7 September 2019 a memorial was unveiled for the 10th Battalion the Parachute Regiment. The location is at Burrough on the Hill, near Somerby in Leicestershire. The project was an initiative of the 'Friends of the Tenth'. This foundation raised the required money via crowd funding. Around 600 people were attending the ceremony.

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27Aug

Photo report erecting Airborne Landmark Ginkelse Heide

On 18 September 2019 it is exactly 75 years ago that the 4th Parachute Brigade landed on Ginkel Heath at Ede as part of Operation Market Garden. So that will be the perfect day to unveil the new Airborne Landmark. The landmark is a scuplture, not a memorial. It gives an impression of the Airborne Landing.

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Sep2017

Photo report Airborne Commemoration Wolfheze 2017

The Sunday afternoon in the 'Arnhem weekend' a commemoration is held at the memorial in Wolfheze. It is usually well attended by the veterans of the Glider Pilot Regiment. This year four Glider Pilots and a veteran of the 7th KOSB joined this service.

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Sep2017

Photo Report Race to the Bridge 2017

One of the events on the Saturday of the 'Arnhem weekend' is the Race to the Bridge. A long column of historic vehicles driving from the former Landing Zones at the Telefoonweg in Renkum to the Arnhem Bridge.

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Sep2017

Photo Report Airborne Commemoration Ginkel Heath 2017

The Airborne commemoration at Ginkel Heath took place on 16 September 2017. Due to low clouds the early parachute drops had to be cancelled.

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Sep2017

Photo Report Commemoration Airborne Cemetery 2017

On Sundat 17 September 2017 the annual remembrance service took place at the Airborne Cemetery in Oosterbeek. About 25 veterans of the Battle of Arnhem attended this service joined by another 25 World War Two veterans.

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Sep2017

Photo report Veterans fly in gliders to their former landing zone

On 15 September 2017 three veterans of the Glider Pilot Regiment landed with modern gliders on former landing zone X. This landing field was one of the field used in Operation Market Garden. Hundreds of Gliders brought soldiers and equipment to the Arnhem battlefield then.

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Sep2017

Photo Report rededication of the grave of L/Cpl William Loney

On Wednesday 13 September 2017 was a service for the rededication of the grave of L/Cpl William Loney of the 2nd Parachute Battalion at the Oosterbeek War Cemetery.

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Sep2017

Photospecial Airborne March 2017

On 2 September 2017 the Airborne March was held in Oosterbeek. Amongst the guests were seven veterans of the Battle of Arnhem.

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Jul2017

Photoreport Carew Cheriton Control Tower

At Carew Cheriton in the south of Wales is a beautiful WWII control tower. A group of volunteers restored the derelict tower and turned it in a great museum which tells the story of this historic airfield.

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Mar2017

Photo report Opening 'Airborne at the Bridge'

On 30 March 2017 the information centre Airborne at the Bridge opened at the new location. Guests of honour at this event were three Arnhem veterans: Arthur Letchford, David Whiteman and Geoff Roberts. Arthur is one of the few remaining veterans who reached the bridge and fought here.

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Mar2017

Memorial Short Stirling I N-3709 unveiled

On 26 March 1943 Short Stirling I N-3709 of RAF 7 squadron crashed near the village of Etten. The aircraft was on the return flight from a bomb raid over Germany. It was set on fire by German anti aircraft guns. It had just crossed the German-Dutch border when it was shot down by a German Messerschmitt 110 nightfighter. The seven crew members all perished.

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Sep2016

Photo Report Commemoration Oosterbeek with Boris Johnson

OOSTERBEEK - On 16 September 2016 the British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson attended an extra commemoration of the Battle of Arnhem at the Military Cemetery in Oosterbeek. Also attending was the Dutch Foreign Secretary Bert Koenders.

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Sep2016

Rededication Service six Graves The Border Regiment

There are a couple of hundred graves for unknown soldiers at the Airborne Cemetery in Oosterbeek. These soldiers could not be identified when they were buried shortly after the war. Recently and with the help of modern DNA technology six soldiers of the Border Regiment could be identified, 72 years after they had passed away.

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