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COMMEMMORATION EVENT IN VILLIERS-SUR-MARNE - 11TH NOVEMBER 2018

TRBL Bishop’s Stortford Branch have received an invitation via the Town Twinning Association for one or two representatives of The Royal British Legion to attend commemoration events at Villiers Sur Marne on 11th November 2018 to celebrate the end of WW1.

Villiers is situated 10 miles east of Paris and on 11th November they are organising a parade at 11.00am and meal afterwards and funds are available to pay travel costs. Host families are willing to provide accommodation for those attending.

If you would like to know more about attending this event, please get in touch with me and I will supply further details.

Terrie Archer: terriearcher@hotmail.com mob: 07804 778036

FREE TRIPS FOR NORMANDY VETERANS.

Normandy veterans are entitled to a free tour to the Normandy Beaches, funded by Libor bank fines and Remembrance Travel is an approved organiser. Fully funded for Normandy Veterans and two carers / family members (3 passengers maximum), the tours encompass a five day personalised journey led by an experienced tour guide and accompanied by a qualified medic. Tours are organised monthly. To register your interest to reserve a place and for more information please call 01473 660 800 or visit the Remembrance Travel website.

SATURDAY 30TH JUNE 2018 - ARMED FORCES DAY

We willl again be organising an Armed Forces Day Parade in Bishop's Stortford in June. The Parade will assemble at the junction of Basbow Lane and Windhill at 13.50 for a 14.00 Parade Start. The Parade will continue down High Street, Bridge Street and along the Causeway and into Castle Gardens. Refreshments will be served in the Markwell Pavilion after a short service at the War Memorial. Members of the Armed Forces past and present are welcome to join the parade and we hope that the Bishop's Stortford community will come out to show their gratitiude to our Armed Forces and Ambulance, Police and Fire services who we hope will again join the parade this year.  Further details will follow.

WAR WIDOWS GRANT-IN AID SCHEME

Any war widow or widower who has lost a spouse during overseas military service between 1914 and 1967 is eligible to make use of a government-sponsored scheme, administered by Remembrance Travel. This involves visiting the grave of a husband or wife, providing you have not done so at public expense previously. Remembrance Travel has already helped 4,000 widows and widowers in such a way.

Travel and accommodation costs are covered by the scheme, along with the cost of a carer and accommodation within the UK.

Those wishing to make a return trip can also make arrangements through Remembrance Travel at their own cost.

For further information, telephone 020 3207 2321 or visit the Remembrance Travel website.

REMEMBRANCE TRAVEL FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

 

The Legion specialises in providing comprehensive guided tours for schools and cadet units with accompanying pre-tour literature and audiovisual material to enhance the experience, all designed to work alongside the National Curriculum. TRBL also include free places for teachers and organisers.

 

For further information, please visit pages:

 

 

T: 020 8335 9768
E: team@remembrancetravelschools.org.uk
E: team@remembrancetravelcadets.org.uk 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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