Operation Market Garden
Over the weekend of the 16th – 18th September 2011 a group of eleven cadets from both the Army and RAF section travelled to Arnhem to take part in the 67th Commemoration of Operation Market Garden.
On Saturday 17th September the cadets attended at Ginkel Heide where there was a parade of military vehicles and uniforms used during the second world war. Then 800 members of the Armed Forces, from England, Poland, the USA and other countries parachuted in to Ginkel Heide one of the drop zones.
In the evening the cadets ‘waited on’ at the annual cocktail party held for senior members of the Armed Forces at the Airbourne Museum at Oosterbeek.
On Sunday the 18th the cadets took part in the ceremony held at the Oosterbeek Cemetery where both veterans and young people alike attend to remember the fallen and lay flowers on their graves. In the afternoon they visited Arnhem and walked along the John Frost Bridge named after Major General John Dutton Frost who commanded the British Forces who held the bridge during the operation. Before returning home in the evening.