On this day in 1944, the gallant lads of 7 KOSB were in postions east of Arnhem. In the days that followed, the Battalion suffered huge losses in the fierce fighting around Wolfheze as desprate attempts were made to capture the bridge in the town. Out of the 740 Borderers that landed by glider as part of operation Market Garden, only 4 officers and 72 OR's escaped across the Rhine. 7 KOSB's losses were amongst the highest in the British 1st Airborne Div. Men apart.