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War Department is a Dutch Military Living History association dedicated to portray the lives of soldiers and military personnel in a credible and historical authentic way. We do this with an utmost respect for the fallen, the veterans, their families and units and regiments we portray. It is our mission to keep the memory alive of those who paid the highest price for our freedom.

History of the Border Regiment
12 PLATOON, B COMPANY, 1ST BATTALION THE BORDER REGIMENT

War Department portrays 12 Platoon, B Company, 1st Battalion the Border Regiment, one of 3 Infantry Battalions which formed the 1st Airlanding Brigade, part of the 1st British Airborne Division. After deployment in Africa and Sicily the 1st Airborne Divisions` was tasked to capture and hold the bridges at Arnhem during Operation Market-Garden in September 1944.


B Company fought in and around the small town of Oosterbeek. In the first phase of the battle it was tasked to block the main road Utrecht-Arnhem. After that the company fought fiercely to defend the crucial Westerbouwing Heights at south-western edge of the Oosterbeek perimeter.


12 Platoon was an Infantry platoon led by a lieutenant and consisted of around 25 men all ranks. It came to battle by glider supported by the heavy weapons of S(for Support)-Company with their Anti-Tank guns, Vickers MMGs and 3 inch Mortars.

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OUR EVENTS FOR 2022 SEASON

JAN 29 - 30

Training weekend - Loevestein

APR 23 - 24

Scottish Weekend - Archon

MAY 6 - 8

Brielle

SEP 3

Airborne Walk Oosterbeek

SEP 15 - 18

Airborne Field Hospital Oosterbeek

OKT 6 - 9

Kampina Boxtel

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