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Our pipe band was founded in Voorthuizen (in Barneveld municipality) in 2001, with the aim of providing musical support at the remembrance ceremonies of important WW2 military events in our region. The most important were Operation Market Garden (Battle of Arnhem, 1944) and the German surrender in Wageningen on 5 May 1945.

 

In its first years of existence the band was associated with the prestigious British veteran organisation The Royal British Legion. From 2006 onwards the band continued on its own and adopted the name Pegasus Pipes & Drums, to emphasize the links with the British Parachute Regiment, whose regimental emblem is the mythological flying horse Pegasus.

 

The annual highlights of the musical year consist of the band’s performances at two British Airborne remembrance ceremonies, in the Ranville area in Normandy in June, and on the Ginkelse Hei near Arnhem in September.