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First Tank Crews battlefield tour - Somme and Arras


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Relative and Friends of the First Tank Crews are visiting France to celebrate the tankies actions


If you are on the Somme or near Arras, and would like to join our Battlefield Tour on one or both days, the planned timings and RV locations are as follows:


Saturday 16 September 2017

10.00 a.m. Tank Replenishment - 14 Sep 1916 (Pozieres Memorial to the Missing)

10.30 a.m.  Attack on Courcelette - 15 Sep 1916 (Rue de Courcelette includes a 2 km walk on tracks) 

12.30 p.m. Tank Actions - 25 and 26 Sep 1916 (Le Ballon Crossroads between Courcelette and Martinpuich)

13.00 p.m. Capture of Martinpuich - 15 Sep 1916 (Martinpuich British Cemetery)

13.30 p.m  The First Tank Action - 15 Sep 16 (Delville Wood near Longueval)

14.15 p.m.  The Kiwis Attack - 15 Sep 1916 (New Zealand Memorial - Longueval) 

15.30 p.m.  Dinnaken's action - 15 Sep 1916 (Place des Britanniques in Flers)

15.50 p.m   Die Hard and Dolly destroyed - 16 Sep 1916 (AIF Burial Ground near Flers)

16.30 p.m  Brothers in Arms - 15 Sep 1916 (Ginchy to Morval Road) 

17.30 p.m. Commemorations (Grove Town British Cemetery)


Sunday 17 September 2017

10.30 a.m. Tanks at Bullecourt - 11 Apr and 3 May 1917 (between Ecoust and Bullecourt)

12.30 p.m The capture of the Harp - 9 Apr 1917 (Tilloy British Cemetery)

13.30 p.m. The capture of Monchy - 11 Apr 1917 (Southern outskirts of  Monchy)


There is no charge to join us but a donation to our commemoration costs would be appreciated 


Please PM ,e if you need more information


Stephen Pope (Delta)

@firsttankcrews (Twtter) 


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