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Newark: Annual commemorative gala to return to Caythorpe

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An event honouring a village’s role in a second world war airborne assault will go ahead in September.

Caythorpe, Lincs, will hold its gala and commemoration on September 4.

The gala, on the playing field, is on noon-4pm and will feature entertainment, games and stalls. There will also be a food court, dog show, tug-o-war competition and the popular annual football match between the village and 216 Parachute Signal Squadron. A parade and church service will go ahead the following day.

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The squadron visits Caythorpe each year as village accommodated what was the 1st Airborne Division’s Signal Regiment prior to its assault on Arnhem in September 1944.

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