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Market Garden
 
Latest update: January 2019
 
Participating transport aircraft Market Garden commemoration jumps:
 
Country Aircraft 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
                       
Belgium C-130H No Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes No No
France C-160R TBC No No No No No Yes No No No
Germany C-160D TBC No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Italy TBC TBC No No No No No No No No No
Netherlands C-130H(.30) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Poland C-130E TBC No No No No No No Yes No No
  C-295M TBC Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No No
United Kingdom Hercules C.1 (C-130K) No No No No No No No No No Yes
  Hercules C.4 (C-130J.30) TBC No No Yes No No No Yes No No
  Hercules C.5 (C-130J) TBC Yes No No No Yes Yes No Yes No
  Dakota C.3 TBC No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
United States C-17A TBC No No No Yes No No No No No
  C-130H TBC Yes No No No Yes No No No No
  C-130J TBC No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
                       

2019:

The 75th anniversary of Operation Market Garden. Will feature a 'special' program. On the ground WWII camps will be set up and vehicles will drive from Belgium to the Netherlands following the route taken in 1944.
Around 1.500 paratroopers will jump at several locations including Groesbeek near Nijmegen. Poland will be present in Driel where their forces landed to support their British colleagues.

Jumps at the Ginkelse heide will take place at 13.10 the same time the first paratroopers jumped in 1944.

2014:

70th anniversary of operation Market Garden. In the week prior to the commemoration jumps more events were held. The US Army send UH-60A Black Hawk helicopters who together with soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division gave a demonstration of an assault on the Bridge at Grave.

Air Bases:

Until 2008 the transport aircraft operated from Soesterberg Air Base. The base closed at the end of 2008. From 2009 Eindhoven Air Base is hosting the aircraft.
In the past Deelen Air Base (currently military aviation terrain Deelen) was used to support the transport aircraft. Deelen AB closed as an active air base in 1995.
 
Market Garden 2019 Market Garden 2018 Market Garden 2017
 
  USAF C-130H wearing D-Day markings over the drop zone. Photo Market Garden 2015 (due to the weather no 2017 photo available).
     
Market Garden 2016 Market Garden 2015  
 
A Transall over the Ginkelse heide landing zone.  The debut of a C-17A during Market Garden commemoration jumps.   
 
Photo gallery
 
   
RAF Hercules C.4 about to depart from Eindhoven in 2012. C-130J-30 from 143 AS / 143 AW Rhode Island ANG at Eindhoven in 2013.