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Market Garden 2018
Latest update: September 2018
The Market Garden reenactment / commemoration para jumps will be made on Saturday September 22.
"Planned" Participants Market Garden 2018
Country: Aircraft: No. aircraft Squadron / Wing: Airbase: Comments:
Belgium C-130H 1 20 Smaldeel Melsbroek TBC
Netherlands C-130H, C-130H.30 2 336 squadron Eindhoven  
Poland C-295M 1 13 ELTr Krakow-Balice  
United Kingdom Hercules C.4/C.5 1 24/30/47 squadron RAF Brize Norton TBC
United States C-130H 1 96th AS (934th AW) Minneapolis St. Paul, Minnesota AFRC
  C-130H 1 700th AS (94th AW) Dobbins AFB, Georgia AFRC
Total   7


1: Normally the BBMF sends its Dakota C.3 to participate with the paradrops and is the first aircraft over the drop zone.
2: Two aircraft are To Be Confirmed, the Belgian Air Component and Royal Air Force C-130H and Hercules C.4 or C.5

The USAF annually participates by sending a C-130 Hercules squadron. Previous editions saw United States Air Forces Europe, Air National Guard and Air Education and Training Command providing between one and four C-130s. This year Air Force Reserve Command has the honor of providing the Hercules. Both the 96th AS and 700th AS will participate with one aircraft.

96th AS, 934th AW is based in Minnesota at Minneapolis St. Paul IAP. The airlift squadron operates from the airport with sister squadron 109th AS, 133rd AW Minnesota ANG.

700th Airlift Squadron, 94th Airlift Wing is based at Dobbins AFB at Marietta near Georgia's state capital Atlanta. The base also accommodates Lockheed Martin plant 6 which currently is building the C-130J Super Hercules.

22 September display times

On September 22 three jumps will be made and the Defence Helicopter Command will perform two displays with the colleagues of 11 Air Mobile Brigade:

Time Activity
10:00 - 10:45 Market Garden para jumps
10:45 - 11:00 DHC demo
12:30 - 13:00 Market Garden para jumps
13:45 - 14:00 DHC demo
15:00 - 15:30 Market Garden para jumps

Between 11.00 and 12.30 the commemoration ceremony will take place.