Visit to famous battlefields

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Monday, August 4, marks the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War. On August 4 until August 9, I will lead a coach party from the north of England to the First World War battlefields in Belgium and France.

En route, we will visit the Shuttleworth collection of First World War aircraft.

In London, we will also visit the tomb of the Unknown Warrior, the Cenotaph and the Special Centenary Exhibition at the Imperial War Museum.

In Belgium, we will visit Mons where the British Army fired the first (and the last) shots in the war.

We will see the Armistice Carriage at Compiegne, visit the grave of Wilfred Owen, see the trench lines of the Somme and Flanders, and attend the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate. It will be possible to pay personal respects by visiting a family member’s grave or memorial.

We have a few places left and I will be happy to supply full details. I can be contacted at 2 Eden Gate, Warcop, Appleby in Westmorland CA16 6PL or on 017683 41060 or 07710 270640.

David Raw