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  • Paul works on 2021 schedule - Here is the latest message from Paul Moore, our President, regarding the background work he is doing in preparation for next year: All, I recently had an online meeting with a chap called Ian Parsons, who runs the London Taxi Charity. These are the guys who since 1945 have been taking veterans on days out […]
  • Great write up in this article - Tradition vets giving pins to flowerchildren restored by Charlie McColgan
  • President’s statement on Arnhem 2020 - Well, most of us couldn’t make it. So, as you know Paul and Charlie went to represent us. It was a massive success.  Paul reports that the Dutch truly appreciated us not going this year.  We showed, by not going, that we respected them. The result was that there was a closer focus on Paul […]
  • Charlie and the flower children - Charlie McColgan, our Vice President started the idea of an annual gift for the Flower Children of Arnhem.  The Riders, Supporters and friends responded superbly to his call for support. He and Paul Moore, our President, decided that, despite the Covid restrictions, they would travel to Arnhem this year to oversee the distribution to the […]
  • Arnhem Remembrance 2020 - Unfortunately, we have been unable to join in the ceremonies in Arnhem this year.  The Coronavirus restrictions has kept most of us at home.  So sadly, we are watching from afar. However,  Paul Moore, our President and Charlie McColgan, our Vice-President, have gone to Arnhem to represent the Airborne Forces Riders and to oversee distribution […]
  • The funeral of John Jeffries – Arnhem Veteran - John “Jeff” Jeffries passed to Valhalla on 30th August 2020.  Jeff was known to all of us as one of the regular attending Veterans in Arnhem each year.  He became, over the last five years, very firm friends with our Vice President, Charlie McColgan. The Airborne Forces Riders did him proud at his funeral, both […]
  • Charlie says “Goodbye” on behalf of the Riders - Charlie McColgan has, over the past years, become a firm friend of Arnhem veteran, John “Jeff” Jeffries. Sadly, Jeff passed away on 30th August 2020.  His funeral, rather fittingly was on 17th September 2020.  All Airborne soldiers know that date.  It was the start of Operation Market Garden in 1944.  On the 17th Jeff was […]
  • Arnhem message and video - The mayor of Arnhem sent greeting to all veterans, their families and their friends regretting the current restrictions but looking forward to the future. Have a look at the video below: #airborne | English below! ⬇️ 🇳🇱 Burgemeester Agnes Schaap heeft een boodschap voor alle Airborne-bezoekers en… Posted by Gemeente Renkum on Monday, 14 September 2020
  • Cleethorpes cancelled 😞 - Sadly the ride out from Market Harborough to Cleethorpes has been cancelled. Latest Government Covid instructions meant that it was impractical. We shall arrange a ride out as soon as we can in the future.. when? Who knows! Stay safe
  • Double Hills ride out – a fabulous success! - What a belting weekend! We arrived on Friday night and the festivities began.  A true airborne gathering with beer and banter in equal measures. Saturday morning we set off to join members of the local biker’s club, Van Dieman MCC, who escorted us on a scenic ride to the Walnut Pub, Weston Super Mare, for […]