Basecamp DZA Vlagheide

Recently a definitive agreement was made with the municipality of Meijerijstad with regards of the location of our base camp. Originally our plan was to use the same location as in 2014, directly on the corridor to Veghel. Unfortunately due to recent redevelopment plans this was no longer possible.

However the chosen alternative is just as good, in fact it’s even better! On the terrain of the former Dropzone-A directly behind the Koeveringsedijk we will make use of a lightly wooded terrain with roads. It is a beautiful location, close to the windmill at Eerde and it offers us the possibility to build stunning displays. The name of our new location: DZA Vlagheide.

On this exact location the 3rd battalion of the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment / 101st Airborne descended by parachute on the afternoon of September 17th, 1944. This regiment had to capture the bridges at Veghel and secure the access roads, which ran through Eerde. This little village would be the location of a bloody battle later on in the operation.