Hi all. For all forum members keen to see Dig WW2 Arnhem, I would like to take this opportunity to relate a story that goes back to 1999, that will possibly add a little more insight to the program, and illustrate a large number of coincidences, fate, luck, call it what you will, the biggest being the choosing of Sam Cassidy as central to the program. The story starts at Raydon Air Show in 1999, I was approached by a chap asking where he might find an ambulance like mine to restore. I could be no help on that, but suggested a K2A (GS Version) that I knew of to get started, he soon viewed the K2A and purchased it (absolute total wreck). The chaps name was Paul Wright. Soon after purchasing it he borrowed from me a K2 workshop manual to photocopy. He returned it some weeks later, on a Sunday morning I seem to remember. We sat and talked about K2s, what they are like to drive, how far do I go with it, general chat. I mentioned to Paul we often went to Arnhem with mine, to which he replied, “my uncle died at Arnhem”. He had spotted my copy of Off At Last and he knew his uncle was KOSB from a photo his mum had, and that his name was Sam, Samuel what he didn’t know, but his mum would, so he rang her, Cassidy, Samuel Cassidy he said, I turned to the index of Off At Last where a reference is made to an S. Cassidy page 59, it reads “Samuel Cassidy who accidently shot himself shortly after leaving the glider.” This was sad news indeed for Paul as he had no knowledge of his uncle’s demise. Some days later Paul returned with a picture of Sam and his last letter to Paul’s grandmother before Arnhem, which Pauls mum wanted to share with me, in the photo of Sam he is wearing the KOSB Glengarry. (I passed a copy of the photo to Robert Sigmund who passed a copy to David Truesdale now on page 49 of The Brotherhood of the Cauldron.) In April- May 2002 I invited Paul to join us on an Arnhem trip in the ambulance, and during that trip we visited the Dreyeroord Hotel (The White House) and Paul put down a cross by the tree in the garden. Sam Cassidy has no known grave, Paul chose that spot because a picture in Off At Last (on page 98) had had a lasting impression on him. Unbeknown to Paul the placing of that cross at that time would be the start of an incredible story which I will do my best to relate to you here. I believe three crosses were laid by the tree at the Dreyeroord prior to the 2004 60th Anniversary commemorations, I well remember April- May 2003, Paul laying a cross there as he had by then acquired his own ambulance and we went to Arnhem in convoy. In 2004 I invited Paul to join my party of two veterans and twelve others to attend the 60th. He chose to lay a wreath at the same spot as all the previous crosses, in the garden of the Dreyeroord by the tree, and we had planned to do this on the Sunday after the service at the cemetery. As we were leaving the cemetery we had a call from Robert Sigmund, who, when told about the wreath, suggested it was not laid until we had made contact with him as he would be in the hotel, having laid on lunch for the KOSB veterans. On arrival at the Dreyeroord he was told party had arrived and soon after appeared will a small column of KOSBs, they stood in line by the tree, and Robert then suggested Paul made a short speech, he was not expecting that but did very well, offering a short history of Sam, and his connection with him very clearly to the veterans. The wreath was laid and the veterans showed their respect as only they can for one of their comrades. We were all very moved by those moments.