From 21 until 24 August 2019 we will commemorate, remember and celebrate our freedom in a spectacular way.

We will do this by organising multiple activities on the ground and, as major highlight, our Wings of Freedom Airshow on the 24th of August. On this day we will create a temporary airfield, just like it was done in 1944.

A start and landing strip, air traffic control tower and multiple encampments supported by infantry and material. However, this is not all. An open-air cinema, lectures and decoration of international encampments are amongst things, what you can expect to find.

It goes without mentioning, that this event will be spectacular.

Aircraft Information

We have confirmed participation of a variety of rare, authentic military aircraft that flew in Gelderland during WW2. The beautiful Spitfire, P-51 Mustang, the aircraft that won the battle of Britain, the legendary Hurricane, a Boeing B-17 flying fortress, a Messerschmitt Bf 109 and a C-47. 

Visit the NL site for more info.

Reenactment & Living History

Our WW2 aviation event at our WW2 airport are incomplete without the activities on the ground! Because we want to display the ‘Forties’ as real as possible, a historically correct airfield is being built. Around 250 re-enactors and historically dressed people depict the daily life of the Second World War. At the camp you can experience what life at an Allied airport looked like. You will encounter pilots, bomber crews and ground personnel from both the Royal Air Force, the US Army Air Force but also the counterpart, the German Luftwaffe. In addition, the various Allied army units are well represented, such as the Airborne troops, both American, British and Canadian. The entertaining staff such as engineers, chefs, office staff and nursing staff are also abundantly present. All of these people live at the camp throughout the event and therefore take along a suitable collection of vehicles, weapons and utensils alongside tents.

When you go home, tell them of us and say, for your tomorrow, we gave our today.