We represented the Glider Pilot Regiment at the Double Hills Arnhem memorial in Paulton, Somerset on Sunday 7th September. On Wednesday 10th September we again represented the Regiments involvement at Arnhem by attending a private screening of the film 'Theirs is the Glory' held in the museums original WW2 cinema and finally on Thursday 11th September we attended the commemorative Arnhem Dinner at the Sergeants Mess at Middle Wallop AAC where we set up a GPR themed display and sat down with serving AAC members and veteran Glider Pilots alike. I'd like to take this opportunity to mention that I was treated extremely well by all concerned and made to feel like one of the family, a great honour indeed.
|A commemorative copy of the 'Theirs is the Glory' program and a limited edition engraved beer glass, |
souvenirs of the night at Duxford IWM's cinema.
|The Chalk GPR Arnhem display set up in the Sgts Mess Bar, Middle Wallop AAC. September 2014.|
|The evenings menu, commemorative medal and my place name card. All going in the GPR 'box'.|
|Reverse of the 70th Anniversary commemorative medal presented to the dinner's attendees by the AAC Sgts Mess.|
|Front of the 70th Anniversary commemorative medal presented to the dinner's attendees by the AAC Sgts Mess.|