ARNHEM PLUS 61
REMEMBERING OPERATION MARKET GARDEN
SEPTEMBER 1944 - SEPTEMBER 2005
Wartime Dakota returns to the drop zones...
I was able to return to Arnhem again this year, this time with some friends. We spent the weekend looking round the battlefields and attending some of the ceremonies and events. It was great to see so many people, and especially so many veterans, making it once more a memorable occasion. Thanks to: Gary, Meurig and the two Davids!
Below are some selected photos from the weekend. Click on a photo to enlarge it.
Email: Paul Reed
Photo Album - Arnhem September 2005
|On Saturday 17th September a commemorative jump was made onto DZ Y at Ginkel Heath. Paratroopers from several nationalities made the drop, including the entire 4th (V) Bn Parachute Regiment. Many people attended the event.|
|Parachutists descend on DZ Y.|
|A Chelsea Pensioner talks to a fellow Airborne veteran.|
|Veterans old and new.|
|A moving site was the wartime Dakota dropping men over the old DZ.|
|The 4th (V) Bn Parachute Regiment make their drop from a C130.|
|Lone piper on Ginkel Heath.|
|The vehicle rally at Hartenstein: a 'Don R' arrives.|
|Re-enactors in front of the Hartenstein Hotel.|
|An Airborne chaplain.|
|A rare Schwimmwagen was one of only two German vehicles at the event.|
|A reconstruction of one of the AFPS men: very well done in my opinion.|
|South Staffs Airborne jeep.|
|Jeeps on the move in Oosterbeek again.|
|Oosterbeek church in the Sunday morning sunshine.|
ŠPaul Reed 2005