What is ABWO ?

The ABWO was founded 1996 as a means of commemorating the Battle of Arnhem and the preservation of the airborne vehicles that were used during the second World War.
Every year in September we organize a grand weekend for all WW2 British airborne vehicle owners and reenactors.

Dick Timmerman, Chairman ABWO


Airborne Battle Wheels Oosterbeek was founded in 1996 to keep the vehicles that were used in the Battle of Arnhem “rolling”.
We do this to keep the memory of those who fought and died for our freedom alive. For veterans, their families and certainly the future (younger) generations….


In 1996 a few “collector” friends took the initiative to organize an ABWO camp. After finding a name, they started working on their first meeting, at that time at Camping “de Bilderberg”
The number of participants grows steadily. Foreigners (mainly UK and Poland) account for more than half of the number of participants. In 2005 ABWO managed to find a beautiful new site for their camp on the grounds of the J.P. Heijenstichting…..

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