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Posted on Oct 13, 2007 in Front Page Features, Stuff We Like

Market Garden Commemorative Jump 2007

By Martin Fielden

We made our way to the Hartenstein Hotel, now the Airborne Museum and wandered through the museum. Around each corner would be a veteran and they were so pleased to see Ian & I in uniform and every time they found out about us jumping their eyes lit up and the stories came, ‘In ’44 I was………………’

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Outside the Airborne HQ – Hartenstein Hotel

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17 Pounder used in the battle for Oosterbeek and an Enfield & PIAT
(Personal Infantry Anti Tank) weapon

M8 75mm pack Howitzer

Eventually we made our way to the camp and stumbled into a WW2 campsite, there were jeeps, bikes and ambulances all of the correct era. We found our tent and a good old army camp bed and made our self at home. The field kitchen was a ’43 Canadian one and served some great meals over the next few days.


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  1. Lovely, never seen this before! Found it almost 6yrs after this jump!
    I’m the F.A.N.Y.!

    • Well written articles like yours renews my faith in todâaâ€y„¢s writers. You’ve written info I can lastly agree on and use. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Thanks to Monica I also found this site with pictures and stories….
    I was no. 13 – first stick who jumped that year, together with Monica… was my first time jumping from a C47 and first time jumping Ginkel Heath….
    Now at this moment I jumped the C47 many times with lots of commemoration jumps on several original DZ’s in Holland and Normandy.
    This year I will join and jump the Market Garden 2013 event again 🙂

    Airborne – all the way

    Blue skies,

  3. And I was no. 4, first stick!

  4. Short, sweet, to the point, FRE-eExactly as information should be!