- Starts: 21/09/2019 9:30 am
- Ends: 21/09/2019 4:30 pm
The Airborne commemorations on Ginkel Heath near Ede are surrounded by para drops with hundreds of parachutists, together with a large Airborne Experience. The Airborne program starts at 09.30 hrs and ends at 16.30 hrs. At Ginkel Heath approx. 1.000 parachutists from many countries will land in several waves during the day.
After the first Mass Drop at approx. 10.00 hrs the official commemoration starts at 11.00 hrs. During the commemoration veterans and official representatives lay wreaths, listen to speeches and national anthems are played. After this memorial moment the parachute drops will continue at 12.30 hrs until 16.30 hrs.
English parachutists of the 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, soldiers of the 11th Air Manouvre Brigade from The Netherlands, para’s from America and several NATO countries and many parachutists of the Parachute Group Holland will jump from Hercules and Dakota’s.
The Airborne commemorations on Ginkel Heath near Ede are surrounded by para drops with hundreds of parachutists, together with a large Airborne Experience. The Airborne program starts at 09.30 hrs and ends at 16.30 hrs. At Ginkel Heath approx. 1.000
The Airborne Monument on Ginkel Heath in Ede is a concrete pillar with a copper eagle at the top with its wings spread as if in full flight. The plinth is shaped like a crystal with the pillar emerging out of it like a prism. There are three copper symbols on the pillar. The first is a winged parachute wearing a crown. The second, is the emblem of the Kings Own Scottish Borderers and the third, an image of a purple Pegasus (the mythological winged horse). At the foot of the pillar, there is a plaque made of natural stone and ten metres away, there is a large boulder with an inscription on it. The memorial is 3m high, 30cm wide and 30cm deep.