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News

16/05/2017

 

NEW EVENT!!!

 

Armed Forces Day

Further details on our News and Events Page.

 

 

21/09/2016

 

Event Page update 

Details of new event

13th November 2016

 

17/08/2016

 

Homepage updated.

 

25/07/2016

 

New Page added Thiepval Memorial

 

02/07/2016

Update in News & Upcoming Events

 

21/11/2015

Pre-order for "The Lost sons of wall Heath and Kingswinford" details on homepage

Details of book launch on the 5th December on News & Events Page

 

27/10/2015

BOOK LAUNCH DETAILS

Please find details in News & Events

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The Menin Gate and the Last Post Ceremony

The Gate was designed as a memorial to missing British and Commonwealth forces who died in the Ypres Salient during World War 1 and have no known grave. It was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield for the Imperial War Graves Commission (now renamed the Commonwealth War Graves Commission). On completion despite having 54,896 names engraved on it, it was found to be too small and additional monuments were erected at Ploegstreet and Tyne Cot in Passendale. Since 1928 the Last Post followed by Reveille has been sounded every night at 8pm by volunteer buglers from the Ieper (Ypres) Fire Service, Belgium and has continued uninterrupted, except by the occupation of the Germans in World War 2, when the daily ceremony was conducted at Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey. On 9th July 2015 the Last Post will be sounded for the 30,000th time.

The accompanying photographs were taken over several evenings during our recent visit to Ieper where we stayed at La Porte Cochere B&B. We cannot recommend this B&B enough. Check out Trip Adviser. It is very well placed for a visit and Katrien and Steve are the most helpful people you could hope to meet. Their website is www.laportecochere.com Tell them we recommended them.