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‘The Bricklayers Arms Troop’

Bricklayers ArmsOn 17 September 1944, the plan devised by Montgomery to end the war by Christmas commenced, flying 35,000 US, Polish & British paratroopers 63 miles behind German lines in an attempt to capture with “thunder clap surprise” the bridges between Lommel in Belgium and Arnhem in Holland. To commemorate the 70th Anniversary,  and to SUPPORT OUR PARAS the ‘Bricklayers Arms Troop’ from Stondon Massey, Essex undertook a sponsored75-mile march in memory of the soldiers who did not return, crossing each of the nine bridges during their five day route march.