26th September 1944

War Diary of H.Q., 1 Airborne Division

Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information
ARNHEM 26 Sep 0130 Guards of P.W.cage withdrew.
26 “ 0550 Ferrying across river ends. Approx 300 personnel left on North bank. Arranged that boats should return the following evening for any survivors.
NIJMEGEN 26 “ 1200 Evacuation of Div H.Q. to NIJMEGEN completed from R.V. at DRIEL, where 130 Bde issued tea and rum, food and one blanket per man.
26 “ 1430 G.O.C. held conference and issued orders re-checking personnel present, billeting, re-organizing and issue of clothing. Units ordered to make contact with seaborne lift, which had already arrived in NIJMEGEN.