Arnhem 2011 - Oosterbeek War Cem.

Discussion in 'WW2 Battlefields Today' started by Marco, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. Marco

    Marco Senior Member

    Does anyone know if the official commemoration in Oosterbeek War Cemetery will be on Satrurday (17-9) or Sunday (18-9)?

    The CWGC has it down for Saturday while it looks to me the Renkum website has it down for Sunday?




    Operation Market Garden commemorations, The Netherlands
    This year marks the 67th anniversary of Operation Market Garden, and events will be taking place in the Netherlands from 16-18 September, including a ceremony at Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery on 17 September at 11.00 am.
    As part of these commemorations, from 12 to 30 September 2011, an exhibition about the Commission and its work will also be on display in
    Renkum Town Hall
    Generaal Urquhartlaan 4,
    Opening hours will be from Monday to Thursday from 8.30 to 16.00 and on Fridays from 8.30 to 12.00.
    For an information leaflet on Operation Market Garden and the Battle for Arnhem, please visit our website
  2. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    Marco, it is always in the Sunday
  3. kingarthur

    kingarthur Well-Known Member

    Definitely Sunday.
  4. Marco

    Marco Senior Member

    Thanks chaps. I seemed odd to me that the airdrop and the commemoration would be on the same time. Bit of a cock-up from the CWGC...


  5. horsapassenger

    horsapassenger Senior Member

    Probably safer to rely on the official programme of events. The one to watch out for is when the 17th falls on a Monday as lots of people think that the commemoration will take place on the nearest weekend. It's always the Sunday on or following the 17th


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  6. Marco

    Marco Senior Member

    Thanks John, that would explain the date of the 17th on the CWGC website.



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