Arnhem Commemoration 2012

A time to meet and greet
after the AGM
Chris Gryzelka speaking about his plans for a memorial to the 1st
Airborne Recce Squadron
 Coffee and a chat before the start of the AGM.
Geoff Roberts of the 7th KOSB in the middle.
The Hon Secretary doing his best to look interested when one of our Canadian members Bill McVeen tells him again about the role of the 23rd Royal Canadian Engineer Company in the evacuation and the horsepower generated by the Evinrude 8008 outboard motor which powered the storm boats.

Arnhem Weekend 2012

The Fellowship’s second AGM was held in Oosterbeek at 1100 at the Concert Hall in Oosterbeek on 21st September 2012. As well as the usual business five new trustees were co-opted for a period of three years. These were:Hiltje van Eck Dutch representativeGerard GijsbertsenCees van der BoschJos HekkingandJohn HowesWe wish them well in their new roles. In the afternoon a walk was held which attracted over sixty people and looked at the making of the film Theirs is the Glory and the Hon Secretary was glad to be supported by Allan Smith -the nephew of the film’s director Brian Desmond Hurst and on the Weverstraat, Mr Weverstraat himself Robert Voskuil.A number of photographs from the weekend can be seen above and below with thanks to Bob Gerritsen for providing the images.

In de Tafleberg during the walk with Allan meeting Gerry Dimmock.
Allan ‘Theirs is the Glory’ Smith in de Tafelberg.
The Hon Secretary on Ginkle Heath discussing a finer point of the 156 Battalion’s actions on the DZ with John Lynch- the son of a 156 veteran. Robert Sigmond doing his best to avoid having his photo taken extreme right.
The tour in de Tafelberg on the famous staircase with Robert Voskuil acting as props man.
Allan with a small section of the group outside 34 Pieterbergseweg where Tony Crane of the 21st IPC was located in 1944.