Richard ‘Dick’ Ford USAAF Troop Carrier Squadron

Thank you to Laura Briggs, one of our members in the USA for providing the following about Richard ‘Dick’ Ford, one of our Honorary Life Members: “With sadness, sharing the news of the recent passing on the 25th February 2022 of Retired US Air Force Lt. Colonel Richard Ford, 99 years young. During WWII, 2nd…

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Unexploded Ordnance in Oosterbeek

With thanks to Niall Cherry for bringing to our attention the following article in the De Gelderlander newspaper: https://www.gelderlander.nl/arnhem-e-o/politie-en-eod-zoeken-mortiergranaten-in-de-rijn-bij-oosterbeek-na-vondst-van-magneetvissers~ae324e66/ English translation by courtesy of google translate: The police and the Maritime Explosive Ordnance Disposal Service (EOD) are looking for ammunition from the Second World War in the water near the ferry sidewalk in Oosterbeek. Two magnet fishermen saw six to…

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Douglas John Coxell 150374

With thanks to Rae Byrne for bringing to our attention the passing of an Arnhem veteran who was not known to us. Douglas served with 297 Squadron RAF and completed two sorties towing gliders on 17th and 18th September. You can read his obituary from The Times here https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/flight-lieutenant-douglas-coxell-obituary-8vtvhnh6n?fbclid=IwAR2G9kXZX_nAH8mrQPoACMmb7kdnSNJuWDKsXlWtemFURYtHTmMABWciCU4

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Burial of Lt Gen Sir Brian Horrocks KCB KBE DSO MC

Lt Gen Sir Brian Horrocks KCB KBE DSO MC Born 07 September 1895 Raniket, India– Died 04 January 1985 Chichester, West Sussex Gen Sir Brian Horrocks died in 1985 but, for reasons unknown, his ashes remained with the undertaker in Chichester.  RHQ of the PWRR was contacted by the undertaker in 2018 regarding this situation…

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Arnhem Commemorations 2022

As usual there is a lot going on this September. There is always a lot going on with the inevitable clashes of events. This year that is probably more so given that we have not been able to commemorate events together for the last 2 years. If you are aware of other events not already…

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