Posted 27 May 2012 - 07:32 PM
On 16th June 1915 a battle took place at Bellewaarde / Hooge
I and a few pals will be visiting the battlefield and if you are available you are very welcome to join us.
I thought I would let you know exactly what I and the other Pals will be doing when we visit.
I will be arriving in Ypres in the early afternoon of Friday 15th June and I have booked to stay at the Albion Hotel.
I hope to meet you and others for an evening chat at 19:00 at the hotel.
I have asked the others if they would join me at the battlefield on the morning of the 16th at 05:15, the start of the attack. This will give us the opportunity to pay our respects and take in the atmosphere and also take some photographs.
The afternoon of the 16th we will be at the RBL, Ypres, Garden Party and at 19:00 we will join the march to Menin Gate for a Memorial Service with the Royal British Legion.
On the morning of the 17th June we will be back at the battlefield and will also visit the Hooge Crater Museum and the owner has had a chat with his friend, the owner of Bellewaarde Farm who will allow us to walk on his land.
I will be returning the Calais early afternoon.
I would be honoured to meet you, so please let me know if you can make it for all or any of the activities.