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A decade after the end of WW1, the British Legion (as it was then known) organised for veterans and war widows to visit the battlefields of the Somme and Ypres before marching to the Menin Gate in Ypres on 8th August 1928.

Exactly 90 years later, Great Pilgrimage 90 was the Legion's biggest membership event in modern history and consisted of two representatives from each registered branch taking part in the Legion's official Great Pilgrimage 90 two day WW1 battlefields and cemeteries tour. The tour culminated on 8th August, with those representatives parading their branch Standard and laying a wreath at the Menin Gate for the One Hundred Days ceremony to commemorate the last 100 days of WW1 and represent an entire generation that served while defending their country.

GP90, Ypres (1)

GP90, Ypres (2)

GP90, Ypres (3)

GP90, Ypres (4)

GP90, Ypres (5)

Representing the Huddersfield branch of the Legion was John Morris (wreath layer) and Jackie Morris (standard bearer).

GP90, Ypres (6)

Following the ceremony, members joined spectators in Ypres Market Square for an afternoon of comradeship, exhibitions and musical performances.