British motorcyclists escorted past WWII route

During the first weekend of June, motorcyclists of 11 Airmobile Brigade and the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee escorted a team of British motorcyclists as they rode past several sites in the Netherlands connected with the Second World War. The team followed the Operation Market Garden route and visited, among other things, the C-130 Hercules “Bob van der Stok” at Eindhoven Air Base.

The team of British motorcyclists, who call themselves The Great Escape II, are collecting money for veteran organisations. They started their journey on 4 June from the former RAF base Biggin Hill in Kent. Their trip takes them via France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany to the town of Zagan in Poland. On 18 June, their journey will end there at Stalag Luft III, a former German POW camp for British and American air crews.