But Brereton had been made over all commander 'allied' airborne forces.. Gliders, parachutists etcetera. On August 2, 1944, Brereton was appointed to command the First Allied Airborne Army and retained this post until the end of the war in Europe. Yes, and Operation Market Garden was not just an Airborne operation JoBee. Operation MARKET was the airborne element of the operation to seize the Bridges, Operation GARDEN was the land element. Operation GARDEN comprised of XXX Corps, tanks and Infantry and Support elements. , Montgomery was in Command of the overall operation.