On Thursday 5 April 2018 was the official start of the exhibition 'For Valour' in the Airborne Museum in Oosterbeek. In this exhibition the five Arnhem Victoria Crosses are on display for the first time
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.
In the period from 3 till 5 May 2015 160 British veterans have a trip to the Netherlands to commemorate that this country was liberated 70 years ago. The veterans travel in London taxis. This morning they arrived at Hook of Holland. After lunch at Bronbeek they were hosted at the Airborne museum at Oosterbeek. Despite the rain many people attended this event. For some there was an opportunity for a meet & greet meeting with a couple of the veterans.
The Airborne March is the largest one-day march in the world. This commemorative march is held every year on the first Saturday in September to memorialize the Battle of Arnhem in September 1944. The Airborne March is an hommage to the more than 1.750 British and Polish soldiers who lost their lives in the Battle of Anhem and who are buried on the Airborne Cemetery at Oosterbeek.
From the beginning the nett revenues of the Airborne March are used to enable veterans and next of kin with poor means, to come over to The Netherlands and attend the annual Airborne-commemorations in and around Arnhem. As of 2011 other charities are supported, provided that they are in accordance with the ideology of the Airborne March and comply with the policy's rules and regulations.
On May 4, 2014 the Lancaster of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight made several fly-by's over war memorials in the Netherlands. Your reporter was in the back garden of the Airborne Museum 'Hartenstein' at Oosterbeek where the RAF Memorial is.
Today STIWOT-volunteer Arjan Vrieze went out with his guests Harry Dicken, veteran of the 10th battalion and his grandson James. First we went to the Landing zones S, X and Z. Then to the memorial in Heelsum. The Airborne Museum in Oosterbeek was next.
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