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Friends of the Tenth is a registered charity, comprised of a group of like-minded individuals committed to perpetuating the memory and legacy of the brave men of the 10th Battalion, the Parachute Regiment so that their part in history shall never be forgotten.

We have erected a commemorative stone sculpture in the Leicestershire Parish of Somerby, where the Battalion was stationed in the lead-up to a fateful drop behind enemy lines in the Battle of Arnhem in 1944.

We also want to raise awareness of this tragic story, when so many gave their lives, by educating all generations, but especially young people, about this passage in history in the months leading up to the end of the Second World War.

We would be delighted if you can support our fundraising.


Spending the day with Somerby and Ab Kettleby Schools

On a very wet Monday members of Friends of the Tenth were delighted to meet 50 excited and enthusiastic children at the 10th Parachute Battalion Memorial, Burrough on the Hill. Serving Paratrooper, Corporal Danny Mawson, with ‘Myrtle the Parachuting Chicken’ and Paul Turner, dressed in WW2 Para uniform with his Jeep and equipment, also greeted […]

Rivers International School: Arnhem

Our Dutch representative, Liset Vos-van Der Ven, has, as usual, done us proud in establishing a new relationship with the Rivers International School in Arnhem. This is Liset’s report: “Today we welcome a new school into the group ! Art teacher Mairi Roy has fully embraced the remembrance of the 10th Battalion and Market Garden. […]


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