- 501 PIR
- meet the KLONDIKES
- HEESWIJK JUMP 2012
- EERDE JUMP 2011
- IN THE MEDIA
- HISTORY 501PIR
- MARKET GARDEN
- FRANCIS J. MCKEOWN
- WINDMILL EERDE
- EERDE 2010
- INCREDIBLE PATROL
- NEVER FORGET THEM
- RESEARCH 1
- RESEARCH 2
- RESEARCH 3
- THE NILAND BOYS
- MISCELLANEOUS 1
2004, the year of 60 years commemoration of operation Market Garden,
the re-enactment group 101AB was founded as a new section of Living History Group Holland. Later this section was named “US-Airborne” to make room for 101AB as well for 82AB.
From that moment on they paid special attention to 501PIR by forming the “klondikes” platoon. This platoon has a special attention for in 501PIR history in
“klondikes” got involved in commemorations at the Windmill in Eerde
which played a special roll in the “corridor” battles close to “hell’s
highway” during operation Market Garden. Several events have been
organized to present living history to public and youth. By this way we
are able to pass history to our next generation and stand still by the
victims WW2 caused under civilians and military.
They paid the toll for todays freedom and re-enactment is one of the links to remembrance.
In the passed years we have met many veterans whom we build a good relationship with. Not only for friendship but even more to hear their story’s. Story’s that will fade away in the future if not noticed and passed on. These very warm contacts have led to a more frequent visit of veterans to the battle grounds of 501 PIR. “It’s our second home” are the words that we hear from them. And we assure that they are home.
LEST WE FORGET !