Regimental Battlefield Study, Holland and Germany 15 – 19 May 2023
The Regimental Battlefield Study will concentrate on the Allied advance through Holland and into Germany during the winter of 1944 and spring of 1945 with particular focus on battles fought by our antecedent regiments involving 1 Suffolk, 2 Lincolns, and 1 R Norfolk.
The cost of the trip to include return travel by coach with various pick-up points, all accommodation with breakfast, dinner and packed lunches will be £500pp for a single occupancy room, or £400pp sharing a twin room/double. Please inform Major Tim Brown at RHQ if you wish to join the tour by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Joining instructions, including details of pick-up points, will be sent out in the early spring.
|Monday May 15th|
|Travel to Holland via Harwich – Hook of Holland daytime Ferry.
Departure from Kendrew Barracks.
Pick Up at Bury St Edmunds
Arr Harwich Parkeston Quay
Arr Hook of Holland
Arrive at Hotel Asteria (Venray)
Film “A Bridge too far”.
|3||Introduction to Battlefield Tour||TB & MP|
|4||Settle into rooms||Hotel Asteria|
|Tuesday May 16th|
|5||0830||Depart Hotel for Grave||Introduction to Op Market Garden MP|
|6||0900 – 1000||Stand 1 Bridge over River Maas at Grave||US 82nd Airborne Division landings
|7||1000 – 1100||Drive to Ginkelse Heide near Ede||Via Arnhem Bridge|
|8||1100 – 1200||Stand 2 – Ginkelse Heide||4th Para Brigade Landings Y DZ – MP|
|9||1200 – 1230||Drive to Hartenstein|
|10||1230 – 1430||Stand 3 – the battle for Arnhem
Visit Hartenstein Airborne Museum
Euro 7.50 per head tbc. Time of arrival needs to be booked with Museum by email
Packed lunch in grounds after Museum
|11||1430||Stand 4 – drive to visit Oosterbeek Church, The withdrawal
|Contact before to open church.
Site of Maj Lonsdale action (ex Leicester) – PJWB
|12||1600- 1700||Drive to Hotel|
|Wednesday May 17th|
|14||0830||Depart Hotel for location just outside Venray||Introduction to former Regiment battles Sep 44 – Mar 45 TS|
|15||0900- 1000||Stand 5 – 3 Div battle for Venray||1 Suffolk and 2 Lincolns – TS|
|16||1000||Drive to 1 R Norfolk Memorial Venray by Molen Beek|
|17||1030 – 1130||Stand 6 – 1 R Norfolk battle for Venray||(Captain John Lincoln MC) – PJWB|
|18||1130||Drive to Overloon|
|19||1200 – 1400||Visit Oorlogs Museum Overloon||Including lunch break . Entrance to Museum Price per head tbc( approx. 15 Euro). Arrival time needs to be booked with Museum by email.|
|20||1400||Drive to Guysteren|
|21||1430||Stand 7 – battle for Guysteren Castle. Winter on the river Maas||1 Suffolk. Entry to Gusteren Castle may cost 2 Euro per person – TS|
|22||1600||Drive to Hotel|
|23||Evening free||Eat out|
|Thursday May 18th|
|24||0830||Depart Hotel for Reichswald|
|25||0930||Reichswald CWGC – the air battle||MP|
|26||1030||Drive to clearing in wood near Kervenheim|
|27||1115||Stand 8 – 1 R Norfolk Battle for Kervenheim||TS. Followed by packed lunch.|
|28||1230||Short visit to 1 R Norfolk memorial in civilian cemetery.||TS|
|29||1315||Drive to Winnekendonk|
|30||1345||Stand 9 – outside Winnekendonk – 2 Lincolns battle for Winnekendonk
Stand 10 – centre of Winnekendonk, fighting through the town.
|2 Lincolns – PJWB & TS|
|31||1530||Drive to Overloon CWGC|
|32||1615||Concluding discussion and visit Overloon CWG Cemetery||MP|
|33||1700||Drive to Hotel|
|34||1930||Final Group Evening meal||Asteria Hotel|
|Friday May 19th|
|Return Travel to UK|