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One FREE 75th Anniversary Commemorative Poster of the Battle of Arnhem per person for the first 10 books ordered

Arnhem: Walking in Their Footsteps (new hardback version)

Recently released hardback version including new information and photographs, with the first 10 books ordered bearing the signature of Major Jeffrey Noble, Officer Commanding the MMG Platoon at Arnhem.

This book of 128 pages contains maps, photographs and the stories of individual soldiers.  It concentrates on Brigadier Shan Hackett’s 4th Parachute Brigade’s HQ and the 156 Parachute Battalion during the first three days of fierce fighting at Arnhem.  The book culminates in new information regarding the escape and subsequent death of two evaders and changes the previously accepted conclusion of Operation Pegasus as a result of research done by historian John Howes.

Price for members in the UK, including post and packing, is £23.00 and for overseas buyers p&p P.O.A.

From Delhi to Arnhem

This book of over 430 pages is the story of the formation of the 156 Parachute Battalion in India in 1941, the invasion of Italy, and the parachute drop in Arnhem in 1944.  It is packed with maps and photographs, whilst following the stories of 12 paratroopers from different backgrounds.  In addition, it covers much of the fighting by the 1st Airborne Division at Arnhem and describes the role played by the 156.  Much of the action includes the close-quarter fighting in the woods near Arnhem and in the streets of Oosterbeek, giving an insight into the struggle to survive of those left behind the lines after the battle, including their various escape attempts.  This Battalion’s tenacious attitude in battle and their refusal to give in contributed to the 156 suffering the highest percentage loss of all the battalions that fought at Arnhem.

Price for members in the UK, including post and packing, is £30.00 and for overseas buyers p&p P.O.A.

75th Commemorative Tankard of the Battle of Arnhem

Made of fine bone china, these tankards have been produced by the family of 156 veteran Les Lockett in their Staffordshire factory.  The tankard features the small HQ of Colonel John Waddy’s B Company.  The photograph was taken just before Arnhem by his second-in-command Hector Montgomery in 1944.  Hector lost his camera in the battle when he was seriously wounded in Wolfheze near Arnhem.

Price for members in the UK, including post and packing, is £29.00 and for overseas buyers p&p P.O.A.


Arnhem: Walking in Their Footsteps is £23.00 (for overseas buyers p&p P.O.A.)

From Delhi to Arnhem £30.00 (for overseas buyers p&p P.O.A.)

Book enquiries to or telephone 01949 851354.

Send your name and address with cheque payable to John O’Reilly at Thoroton Hall, Main Street, Thoroton, Nottinghamshire, NG13 9DS.


For enquiries please phone Edwards & Lockett Ltd on +44 (0) 1782 319792.
To get your tankard, send your cheque to: Edwards & Lockett Ltd., 196-200 Normanton Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST3 1QF.

A proportion of the sale of all three items will help with the costs of the 156 Parachute Battalion Association Reunions both in Arnhem and Melton Mowbray.  In this special commemorative year, 135 people attended the 156 Reunion service in Melton and around 50 family members who went to Arnhem took part in a battlefield tour to walk in the footsteps of their relatives.

***Please  note The Fellowship  is NOT involved with the ordering process!***

News 2015

The last newsletter of 2015 – issue number 28 was emailed out to members on 10th December. If you did not get a copy and think you should have done please contact the Hon Secretary.A note for the Annual members – your membership expires on 31st December 2015 and so don’t forget to renew!

Annual membership £8 or €11
Life membership £56 or €75

Memorial Wall updated and newsletters added.

The dates for the 72nd Commemoration of the Battle of Arnhem has been sent to the membership via a newsflash.On Saturday 17th October a plaque to the memmory of the 156 Parachute Battalion was unveiled at Melton Mowbray – their home before going to Arnhem in September 1944. A report and photos will be included in the December 2015 newsletter. 

The programme for the 71st Commemoration of the Battle of Arnhem has already been sent to the membership, but if any member has any questions please contact the Hon Secretary. 

The final 5 newsletters added 

21/06/2015 The third newsletter of 2015 has been completed and will be sent out on my return from two Arnhem tours on 30/06/2015. Information was included in the April newsletter on events for the 71st Commeomration and so if anyone has any questions in the first instance please refer to the newsletter. If you still have a question please contact the Hon Secretary. 

A dvd was recently offered to members called ‘Last Words’ but now all sold, but if you get the chance to buy one do so it is well worth it. 

Newsletters added 

New look! 
The Fellowship website has been given a new look!  
Take a look round and don’t forget to renew your membership! 

The Fellowship now has Twitter! 
Follow us @Arnhem70 for our latest news and information. 
Who knows, maybe you’ll get a retweet! 

Thank you to all those who have re-joined for 2015. We are always welcoming new members, so for more information, click here

Signed John Waddy poster

Visit our shop for a unique opportunity of owning this limited edition print of the 4th Parachute Brigade dropping on Ginkel Heath on the second day of Operation Market Garden. It measures approx 23 x 17 inches and is signed by Colonel Waddy.