New website for the Airborne Memorial Service

FOR ENGLISH SCROLL DOWN Vanaf vandaag, maandag 15 augustus, beschikt de Airborne Memorial Service over een eigen website. De website bevat onder andere informatie over het bijwonen van de Airborne Herdenking in Oosterbeek die dit jaar voor de 78ste keer plaatsvindt. De website is te bezoeken via www.airbornememorialservice.nl Als organisatoren, namens The Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces Charity…

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Bert Turner, 196 Squadron, RAF

It is with great sadness and regret that we must advise you of the passing of one of our Honorary Life members, Bert Turner, 196 Squadron, RAF. Bert passed away on the evening of 4th August. Bert was a regular attendee of the September commemorations travelling with a group of ex-servicemen from Staffordshire. He always…

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Regimental 80th Commemoration Day

The Arnhem Fellowship was represented at the 80th Anniversary event of the formation of the Parachute Regiment at Merville Barracks, Colchester. Visitors to the stand included two Arnhem veterans and Honorary Life members of the Arnhem Fellowship. John Humphreys OBE DL, now a Chelsea Pensioner, who served with the 1st Parachute Squadron Royal Engineers and…

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Glider Pilot Regiment Monument

Please find below, a copy of the invitation to the unveiling of the Glider Pilot Regiment Monument on September 16th 2022, 13:30hrs. The unveiling will take place at Wolfhezerweg 111, Wolfheze (at the entrance to Chalet Park Lindenhof and the Glider museum. Everyone is most welcome to attend.

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Charities which help support the Arnhem Fellowship’s purposes

Dear Members, There are, of course, many good causes and worthwhile charities all looking for financial help. Two such charities in particular that help to support the Arnhem Fellowship’s purposes are The Taxi Charity for Military Veterans and The Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces Charity (SUPPORT OUR PARAS) The Market Garden Challenge for the Taxi…

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Joint working with the Society of Friends of the Airborne Museum

Dear Members, Please see below a joint statement issued by the Trustees of the Arnhem 1944 Fellowship and the Board of the Society of Friends of the Airborne Museum. The representatives of the Society of Friends of the Airborne Museum and the Arnhem 1944 Fellowship have agreed to build a closer working relationship for the…

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Lt Kazimierz Szmid,1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade

I regret to inform you of the passing of Lieutenant Kazimierz Szmid of the 1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade on 28th May 2022, aged 97. Kazimierz fought at Arnhem with the 1st Battalion of the Brigade. Thank you to his son Andrzej for keeping us informed. In the early hours of this morning my lovely,…

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Team Queripel ready for the PARAS10 challenge

Once again, we find ourselves about to start a season of PARAS10 challenges taking place in May, September and October, raising money for Support Our Paras. We kick off with Team Queripel running in the Colchester 10 mile run on Saturday 14th May. Team Queripel: John Gerring – needs no introduction (!) Paul Gerring –…

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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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