CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS
CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS
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.
TO ORDER BOOKS:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
TO ORDER YOUR TANKARD:
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!***
The AGM will be held on Friday 15th September and the Fellowship walk will take place that afternoon. As usual we welcome the Arnhem veterans into the marque on Ginkel Heath on the Saturday. Full details in the September newsletter.
Facebook – A new members only Facebook site has been started. Join in.
A new milestone has been reached this month with over 300 life members having now joined. If you not yet a member and would like to join please go to the membership section. The first newsletter of 2017 or number 35 was sent out to members on 21st February. If you did not receive a copy and think you are a member please contact the Hon Secretary.
A warm welcome to 2017 and thank you to the numerous annual members who have already renewed! We have now had enough volunteers to roll out the scheme of ‘adopt a veteran’ so that now members of the AVC not on email will be sent copies of Fellwoship newsletters by their sponsor. Thank you to the members who volunteered to help!