But at Arnhem the British 1st Airborne Division encountered far stronger resistance from the Germans than anticipated.
What does 1AD stand for?
1AD stands for 1st Airborne Division (World War II)
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Also attending was Arnhem veteran Gerry Dirmmock, 90, who served with the 1st Airborne Division and in September was reunited with his comrade Harry Houghton, 92, after 66 years.
His first operation with the British 1st Airborne Division was the invasion of Normandy on June 6 1944 - also his 24th birthday.
Firstly, who were the "Coventry Airborne Division" and secondly, I also fought at Arnhem with the 1st Airborne Division.
Thomas, 83, who was awarded the MBE in 1986, was born in Great Ayton and served in the Border Regiment 1st Airborne Division in Norway and Germany during the war.
The British 1st Airborne Division did not secure the bridge at Arnhem so the River Rhine remained a barrier to the Allied advance for six additional months, until the offensives at Remagen, Oppenheim, Rees and Wesel in March 1945.
To accomplish this mission, elements of 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (ACR) and the Vietnamese 1st Airborne Division were placed under the operational control (OPCON) of the 1st Cavalry Division.
A retired potter, Mr Knight was among the first wave of the 10,000 members of the British 1st Airborne Division who were air-dropped into the Arnhem area.