The Somerby Commemoration of Operation Market Garden 2020

Saturday, September 12, 2020 to Sunday, September 13, 2020
9:45am - 11:45pm

The Leicester Parachute Regimental Association have held an annual parade and service in Somerby, Leicestershire, unbroken for more than 72 years. We remember and salute the men of the 10th Battalion The Parachute Regiment who were billeted in and around the village in 1944, prior to emplaning for Operation Market Garden (The Battle of Arnhem). 582 men left the village and two weeks later a mere 36 returned.

Last Year, the magnificent Memorial to the 10th Battalion, at Burrough on the Hill, was unveiled.

The 76th Anniversary of the commemoration will take place on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September 2020.

All members of the Regiment, past and present are very welcome to join us.

We will publish full details of the two-day event nearer the time.

For more information please email: alec@friendsofthetenth.co.uk

http://www.friendsofthetenth.co.uk