78th Commemorations Arnhem/Oosterbeek

151/156 Parachute Battalion Association members at the bridge | 14/09/2022

As you will know the 156 never made it to the bridge in September 44 and today we mostly congregate in and around Oosterbeek.  So we often don’t make it to the bridge either. Myself (Will Stark), Tina and Roy Henderson, and Steven and Janye Sykes decided to have a walk around. We followed part of the route taken by B Company, the 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment ably assisted by the maps from David G. van Buggenums excellent book ‘B Company Arrived’  | Photography by Will Stark

Wreath laying at The Hollow & The 156 Marker Post | 15/09/2022

Around 10 people gathered in the morning for the laying of the wreath from the 151/156 Parachute Battalion Association at The Hollow marker post and The 156 Marker Post. | Photography by Will Stark

The Arnhem 1944 Fellowship Battlefield Tour | 20/09/2019

The Fellowship walk this year was located in and around northern Oosterbeek at the top of the 1944 perimeter. The stands were mostly focussed on the actions of the 7th King’s Own Scottish Borderers apart from Bob Hilton’s talk on Capt DT Kavanagh of the 250 (Airborne) Light Composite Company. Thanks to all the guides, Bob Hilton, Gary James, Dave Locke, Niall Cherry & Ruud Slangen for excellent and informative talks. Thanks also to Robert Sigmond for producing an excellent guide. | Photography by Will Stark

Ginkel Heath | 21/09/2019 

We were greeted by a sunny and cloudless day on Saturday for the service and parachute drops at Ginkel Heath. A little bit busier than normal (to say the least) and with Royalty in attendance.   | Photography by Will Stark

75th Commemoration Service | 22/09/2019 

Another cracking day greeted us for the Sunday service at The Arnhem & Oosterbeek War Cemetery. Again, like Ginkel Heath, the cemetery was rather busier than usual and the service a little longer than usual. The flower children provided the highlight once again, creating a sea of colour over the graves. Another nice moment was Alastair Hill (Nephew of Jimmy Sneddon, 156bn KIA 20th Sep 1944) presenting the flower children with his book about Jimmy Sneddon | Photography by Will Stark

Ede Mausoleum Service | 22/09/2019 

Our last function of the 75th Commemorations was the wreath laying at the Ede Mausoleum in memory of the Dutch who hid hundreds of Airborne and helped with their escape. In attendance we had Airborne veterans John Jeffries & Sam Lockett and the last survivor of the Dutch Resistance. | Photography by Will Stark