tisdag 19 juni 2012

Opperdoes Event

Now the 21st IPC finally come home from Holland and the big operation Opperdoes.
Met for the first time our Dutch and German 21st IPC friends and many other nice
people with the same interest and without. Want to thank very much for one was
allowed to joine the event and those who arranged it all, great people.

Have been uploading pictures and videos from the event on this address. Hope you
all be content with the little that comes here.

Assault on the German station by David, Geert and me.

måndag 11 juni 2012

The coming weekend will 21st Independent Parachute Company meet up with the
Dutch and German counterpart in Holland, on 14 June to participate in a steam train
event in Opperdoes. It will be taking place at four train stations, with four different

New Association

Here's a very interesting website that has great information and articles
on the British airborne.

söndag 10 juni 2012

Stanley Galland Cairns Glider Pilot

I'd like to direct you to a website I was made aware of recently by
CHALK living history. It concerns Major Stanley Cairns GPR from his early
days in the Royal Artillery, serving as part of the BEF in France and its subsequent
evacuation from Dunkirk, to volunteering for the GPR and taking part in the
Italian campaign, the invasion of France and the ill fated
Operation Market Garden in September 1944.  

This is an extremely interesting and well put together website and Stanley Cairns
story is a mighty interesting read, but what makes this website truly stand out is the
inclusion of a photograph album (or images of) sent to Stanley after the war by
 Mrs A.L.A. Kremer-Kingma, the lady owner of the house he and his men held in
Oosterbeek during the battle. There are also some marvellous photo's taken from the
Glider Pilot Training Manual along with some interesting miscellaneous photo's
of Horsas etc.

Stanley Galland Cairns