Marking the 70th anniversary

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In September this year, three months after the 70th anniversary of D-Day, it will be the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem.

On Tuesday, September 16, I will lead a coach party from the North of England to attend the special Arnhem ceremonies, including a parachute drop at Ginkel Heath.

We will also attend the ceremony at Oosterbeek Airborne Cemetery where Dutch children lay flowers on the graves. King Willem of the Netherlands and Prince Charles will be in attendance.

We will have a full tour of the Arnhem battlefield area and also follow the route of XXX Corps after the break-out from Normandy.

We will visit the site of the Rhine Crossings and the Reichswald Forest.

We will also visit the post Great War home of the ex-Kaiser Wilhelm at Doorn.

We have a few places left and I will be happy to supply full details to your readers if they contact me.

Readers can write to me at 2 Eden Gate, Warcop, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, CA16 6PL, telephone 017683 41060 or email johndavidraw@gmail.com

David Raw

Appleby-in-Westmorland