2009 - Part 2



September 2009 at Ypres: branch Standard Bearer, Jimmy Rowe, and in front of him, Yves LeCuziat MBE, one of our members from Normandy. The Padre in the background is Robin White, Chairman of the Wells branch, Somerset


September 2009 at Ypres: the Avon Glen Pipe and Drum Band and Standard Bearers just about to march off to the Menin Gate, for the  Last Post ceremony. Robin White led the service of remembrance


September 2009: Tyne Cot Memorial, near Ypres in Belgium. Robin White, Chairman of the Wells Branch and Rodney Curtis, Central Brittany Branch Chairman, laid wreaths on behalf of their branches


The laying of the wreaths was  followed by a short silence and Act of Remembrance for all who fell in the Great War. This photograph was given by kind permission of Virginia Mayo of Associated Press

Tyne Cot was, in fact, a barn, so named by the Northumberland Fusiliers, and stood near a level crossing on the Passchendaele to Broodseinde road. It was captured by the 2nd Australian Division on 4 October 1917 in the advance on Passchendaele and the German blockhouse; it and three others remain in the cemetery to this day. With nearly 12,000 graves, it is now the largest Commonwealth War Cemetery in the world in terms of burials. More than 8,000 are unidentified. At the suggestion of King George V, who visited the Cemetery in 1922, the Cross of Sacrifice was placed on the original blockhouse.


2008: Beuzeville Cemetery, where there are 4 war graves

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2008: St Nazaire, sinking of the Lancastria

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2008: St Nazaire, sinking of the Lancastria

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2008: Sannerville Church, near the Goodwood Memorial

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