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Tree Planting Ceremony

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As part of the Victory in Europe (VE) celebrations in early May 2014, BritNed held a commemoration service to honour those who lost their lives in the Battle of Arnhem, including 453 civilians.

The ceremony was attended by 160 British WWII veterans who were driven to The Netherlands in 85 London Taxis courtesy of the London Taxi Driver’s Association. On arrival they were escorted to Arnhem by Dutch police outriders.

The tree, a poignantly chosen ‘scarlet oak’, was planted in the grounds of the Airborne Museum ‘Hartenstein’ and the plaque unveiled by Arnhem Glider Regiment veteran Staff Sergeant Laurie Weedon who was accompanied by many other veterans, Vice Admiral Sir Adrian Johns and the members of the Royal British Legion.