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“Capt.James Ogilvie” 2i.c.”D” Company, Glider Pilot Regt.

CODE: MG057(P)

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One of the most famous images of the Battle of Arnhem is of a Scottish officer in his kilt learning over a jeep about to retrieve something. The officer was Capt.James Ogilvie, originally a “Gordon Highlander” but now leading a company of the Glider Pilot Regiment into Arnhem itself. Unlike most other officers he is not wearing a “Denison Para” smock but in battledress and carrying a Sten Gun. Capt. Ogilvie died attempting to swim across the Rhine of the night of the British withdrawal 25/26 Sept.1944.