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UK Registered Charity No. 1184175

November 15, 2019

A Society member has created a map marking the locations of memorials and graves where Glider Pilots are remembered or buried. 

November 15, 2019

In his WW2 39-45 Portraits Project photographer Glyn Dewis honours surviving veterans. Amongst his subjects are two of our Veterans, Denzil Cooper and Jim Hooper. Click their photos for more on the project and our remarkable Gentlemen.

June 13, 2019

On 5th June, Rob Ponsford and Steve Wright attended an event organised by the Campus to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Harwell's involvement in the Normandy Invasion. Rob was kept busy at the Society stand and Steve joined local historian Don Summers to talk about...

June 4, 2019

On 2nd June, more than 500 people gathered at the former RAF Tarrant Rushton airfield to attend a service held in front of the iconic T2 Hanger. The airfield was the home of 'C' Squadron, whose pilots flew the Hamilcar, and for D-Day that of the gliders which landed at...

May 28, 2019

Issue 5 of Glider Pilot's Notes magazine will be released shortly. Over this and the next issue the Society will be providing stories and articles to mark the 75th Anniversaries of seven of the Glider Pilot Regiment's operations during World War II, including Bunghole,...

April 30, 2019

Three remembrance events will take place to commemorate the Glider Pilot Regiment and the 6th Airborne Division’s role in D-Day at the locations of former airfields from where they took off. The events will take place at Tarrant Rushton (Dorset), Blakehill Farm (Wiltsh...

April 30, 2019

Below is a list of some of the key British Airborne commemoration events in Normandy for 2019.

Please note that all these details are subject to confirmation and change. Please confirm with the organisers of these events before making any bookings or plans. 

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April 3, 2019

The Glider Pilot Regiment Society will hold its annual service at the National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire, on 11th May.

Officially formed in 1942, the Glider Pilot Regiment was an elite unit of the British Army. It was made up of volunteers from other parts of th...

March 5, 2019

A Service of Remembrance will take place on 24th March 2019 at 10.45 am at the Memorial Site in the grounds of Marks Hall Estate and Arboretum, Coggeshall, to commemorate the 74th Anniversary of Operation Varsity. All are welcome and guests are advised to arrive by 10:...