A REMEMBRANCE service will take place to commemorate those who fought in the largest successful airborne operation in history.

Operation Varsity was an Allied airborne assault over the Rhine River at Wesel, Germany, on March 24, 1945.

A daring collaboration between British and American airborne divisions, it played a vital role in the final attack on Germany, known as the Rhine crossings.

Some 43 gliders flew from Earls Colne Airfield as part of the giant airborne armada of 1,300 British and American aircraft.

Horsa gliders were the gliders mostly used by British forces.

They were close to the size of a Lancaster bomber, but were made from wood and had no engines.

The 74th anniversary of Operation Varsity will be remembered at Marks Hall Estate in Coggeshall on March 24 at 10.45am.

Representatives from the Glider Pilot Regiment Society will be in attendance.

Members of the public should arrive by 10am.