MG057(P) Capt.James Ogilvie 2i.c.”D” Company, Glider Pilot Regt.
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.