Thursday, September 19, 2019 to Sunday, September 22, 2019
This year is the 75th Anniversary of Arnhem and it promises to be a large scale event.
If you have not booked already, you are strongly advised to do so at the earliest opportunity as hotels are filling up fast.
Tours International are the preferred supplier of Airborne Commemoration Pilgrimages for RHQ PARA and will be providing Pilgrimage Tours in 2018 to the Anniversaries for the Battles of Normandy and Arnhem.
Free places are available for Airborne Veterans and Widows of WW2 Veterans returning to the theatre in which they fought. This is very kindly funded by the Airborne Forces Security Fund. The following combinations qualify for the places:
Veteran and Spouse – 2 people
Veteran and Carer – 2 people
Veteran, Spouse and Carer – 3 people
Widow(er) and Carer – 2 people.
Those who qualify and are traveling with Tours International will receive the subsidy through the Tour Operator. Tours International can be contacted on: 01892 515825 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Those travelling independently, through other travel companies or veteran organisations will be required to claim the subsidy through RHQ PARA. Please contact Admin on: email@example.com or Gwen Appleton on: firstname.lastname@example.org for further details and the application form.
The outline of events remains the same as in previous years however their may well be additional events held that have yet to be confirmed.
The outline programme is as follows:
0900 Fri 20 Sep 19 Stone of Friendship Hartenstein Museum
1800 Fri 20 Sep 19 Airborne Plein Bear Pit, John Frost Bridge
1000 Sat 21 Sep 19 Parachuting Ginkel Heath
1100 Sat 21 Sep 19 Memorial Service Ginkel Heath
1500 Sat 21 Sep 19 Polish Service Driel
0900 Sun 22 Sep 19 Memorial Service Old Kirk
1100 Sun 22 Sep 19 Memorial Service Oosterbeek CWGC Cemetery
All timings are event start times. You must allow plenty of time to travel to each location and take into account the volume of traffic and parking restrictions and limitations at various events.