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Market Garden 75 years commemoration
« on: September 22, 2019, 09:59:38 am »
I live in the Netherlands in Ede, very near to the Market Garden landing grounds on the Ginkel Heath.
Yesterday there was a big commemoration there. Here are some pictures.

















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Re: Market Garden 75 years commemoration
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2019, 10:40:59 am »
Thanks for those pictures, Tom, & "Amen!" to the last statement. :thumbsup:
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Re: Market Garden 75 years commemoration
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2019, 12:35:12 pm »
I'm 100% behind those sentiments too.

Did the RAF take part at all? If not, they should have done....
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Re: Market Garden 75 years commemoration
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2019, 12:19:33 am »
Did the RAF take part at all? If not, they should have done....

There were two RAF C-130s and a large number of British paras.
Also a band of pipers from the parachute regiment.

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Re: Market Garden 75 years commemoration
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2019, 12:52:44 am »
wow - thanks for sharing. I love the memorial - great art.


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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2019, 01:28:06 am »
Wouldn't the para's have loved those Herc's & helo's in the day! ;)
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Re: Market Garden 75 years commemoration
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2019, 04:36:59 am »
Did the RAF take part at all? If not, they should have done....

There were two RAF C-130s and a large number of British paras.
Also a band of pipers from the parachute regiment.


Brilliant! I didn't notice anything about it in the UK news sadly.
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Re: Market Garden 75 years commemoration
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2019, 04:45:43 am »
Thanks Tom.
The memorial really is well designed.  Very evocative.
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Re: Market Garden 75 years commemoration
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2019, 06:51:57 am »
Thank's for those Tom. I've seen that memorial a couple of times and it's a stunner.

Did the RAF take part at all? If not, they should have done....

There were two RAF C-130s and a large number of British paras.
Also a band of pipers from the parachute regiment.


Brilliant! I didn't notice anything about it in the UK news sadly.

BBC TV News had a fair bit about it over a couple of days Kit.
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Re: Market Garden 75 years commemoration
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2019, 07:25:56 am »
Thank's for those Tom. I've seen that memorial a couple of times and it's a stunner.

Did the RAF take part at all? If not, they should have done....

There were two RAF C-130s and a large number of British paras.
Also a band of pipers from the parachute regiment.


Brilliant! I didn't notice anything about it in the UK news sadly.

BBC TV News had a fair bit about it over a couple of days Kit.


Darn it, I managed to miss all of that.  :banghead:

Some years back I spent a very interesting, and poignant, weekend near Arnhem going around all the 'Market Garden' sites I could reach. An amazing place for sure.  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2019, 07:41:20 am »

Some years back I spent a very interesting, and poignant, weekend near Arnhem going around all the 'Market Garden' sites I could reach. An amazing place for sure.  :thumbsup:

Absolutely. I first went in the very late 50's or early 60's as a mate in primary school's mum was from there. She'd met her husband, his father, during the liberation in 45 and they asked if I'd like to go to keep him company when they went to visit her mum. Loads of military training sites with loads of old WWII armour to climb over. I assume they were being used as targets ? I still have some very grainy old b&w photos.

Subsequently went with the senior school as part of the twinning events and then a few times since just to visit the battlefields. Had some good "lads weeks" visiting WWI/II battlefields with the odd "horse and musket" one thrown in. That whole area is simply littered with them from Roman times onwards.
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