Drop Zone Y

Drop Zone Y (Ginkelse Heide), the place were Brigadier-General Hacketts 4th Brigade, 1st Britisch Airborne Division landed on September 18th 1944. This is also the place where during the annual commemorations of the Batte of Arnhem a lot of parachute jumps are made.
On this dropzone, two memorials can be found.

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  • Text: Jeroen Koppes & Arjan Vrieze
  • Photos: Arjan Vrieze


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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Airborne Dropping Ginkel Heath 2013

On 21 September 2013 the annual airborne drop was being held on Ginkel Heath near Ede. Hundreds of parachutists dropped from Dakota, Transall and Hercules aircraft. Nice to view for the thousands of visitors. There were around 50 veterans.

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