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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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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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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