Help to honour fallen heroes of war operation
The organiser of an annual commemoration of a Second World War air crash in Paulton is appealing for more local people to support the event.
Twenty-three servicemen died in the glider crash at the start of Operation Market Garden in 1944.
This year's event takes place on September 1 when the village and members of airborne regiments pay their respects to the men who lost their lives at Double Hills.
A memorial now marks the scene of devastation of September 17 and commemoration organiser Peter Yeates is hoping that ex-servicemen and women as well as villagers will support the event which will be attended by relatives of those who died.
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The men who died when their glider crashed into the field were the first casualties of the battle for the Arnhem river bridge in Holland.
Operation Market Garden was the plan to land an Allied airborne army behind enemy lines.
There were 21 airborne sappers from the 9th Field Company (Airborne) Royal Engineers and two pilots from the Glider Pilot Regiment aboard when the aircraft broke up and crashed to earth.
All those who died were buried with honours at Weston-super-Mare.
This year the review of the parade of service personnel and ex-servicemen will be taken by Colonel Peter Edie who is commandant of the Army Aviation Centre.
As well as a parade there will be a flypast by historic aircraft from the Army Air Corps.
Mr Yeates said: "Interest is growing both locally and from further afield.
"We now have the grandchildren of those who lost their lives laying flowers to remember their grandfathers."
The parade starts at 2pm with a service at 2.30pm.