poppy field

National Memorial Arboretum

"On Friday the 19th in Voghera, a few kilometres from Pavia, in the presence of sixty pupils from the town's schools, Member of Parliament Alessandro Cattaneo, the Mayor of Voghera, the Chaplain of the Church of England in Milan, and a representative of the British Army, I organised the commemoration of the British soldiers of the First World War. School children sang the English anthem and made plastic poppy wreaths".


By Branch Member Marco Baratto - January 2024


"I got there early and filed in smoothly. It was a friendly atmosphere with tri-service veterans chatting with strangers and friends alike.

The Riders Branch were very hospitable!

I hear there were 10,000 of us on parade.

It was a wonderful atmosphere.

I am glad and proud to have been part of something so special.

We must continue these ceremonies of Remembrance to make us prevent wars and be prepared to defend ourselves if necessary."

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them.


By Branch Member Nigel Cairns - November 2023


"Here are photos of the Cremona Commemoration at the Municipal Cemetery in the British soldiers' section.
Together with the Military Attaché at the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Italy".


By Branch Member Marco Baratto - November 2023