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Somme Branch

Remembrance

The Royal British Legion is recognised as the national custodian of Remembrance.

 

View our News & Events calendar for details of local Remembrance events.

 

1st JULY

Every 1st July the RBL in conjunction with the British Embassy, Paris, hold a service of remembrance to commemorate the First day of the 1916 Battle of the Somme.

This event has now been taken over by the RBL NATIONAL EVENTS TEAM  to whom all enquiries regarding this event should be addressed. Please see the RBL main website for updates.

The 2017 service will commence at 11.00 am.

There will be no on site parking at the memorial site. A shuttle bus will run from the designated car parking area on the D151 to and from the Memorial site as per the below chart.

For security reasons guests must arrive between 8.30am & 9.30am

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11th NOVEMBER

Every 11th November the Somme Branch hold a Remembrance Service at the Thiepval Memorial 

The service normally starts at 10.45am.

Attendees are advised that their is no seating provided at this event.

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Photo: Steve Berridge

 The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme was built between 1928 and 1932. it bears the names of over 72,000 names of those soldiers of the United Kingdom and South Africa who were killed in action in the Somme area and who have no known grave before 20th March 1918.

The Memorial is the focal point of the Branch's remembrance services.

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