Somme Pilgrimage: 2012

Today we are in France and Belgium with the Somme Association.The following are our group, old friends and new friends together,representing Councils throughout Northern Ireland.. Alderman Frazer Agnew, Deputy Mayor of Newtownabbey is our tried and trusted Leader on the Coach..

  1. Mr Neil Alistair Wilson-Somme Association
  2. Dr Ian Samuel Gamble Adamson-Somme Association
  3. Mr Peter Martin-North Down
  4. Mr Andrew Muir-North Down
  5. Mr Trevor Polley-North Down
  6. Mrs Heather McKnight-Public
  7. Mr Alan McKnight-Public
  8. Mrs Cornelia Mary Whyte-Somme Association
  9. Mrs Sarah Elizabeth Moore-Public
  10. Mr Robert McKinley-Somme Association
  11. Mr John McLaughlin-Public
  12. Mr George Shiels-Magherafelt
  13. Mr Robert Wilson-Omagh
  14. Mr Charles Chittick-Omagh
  15. Mrs Primrose Chittick-Public
  16. Mrs Margaret Barton-Fermanagh
  17. Mr Cyril Brownlee-Fermanagh
  18. Mrs Doris Brownlee-Public
  19. Mr Maurice Bradley-Coleraine
  20. Mrs Deborah Girvan-Ards
  21. Mr David Girvan-Public
  22. Mr Robert AdairArds
  23. Mrs Geraldine Adair-Public
  24. Mr Mark Baxter-Craigavon
  25. Mr Darryn Causby-Craigavon
  26. Mr James Kenneth Twydle-Craigavon
  27. Mr Ronald Allen Harkness-Craigavon
  28. Mr John Mervyn Rea-Antrim
  29. Mr Robert Mitchell Patterson-Antrim RBL
  30. Mr Robert Thomson-Antrim
  31. Mr Glenn Barr-Banbridge
  32. Mr James Hanna-Belfast
  33. Mr Frank Samuel McCoubrey-Belfast
  34. Mr William Humphrey-Belfast
  35. Mr Robert Stoker-Belfast
  36. Mrs Hilary Stoker-Public
  37. Mr Frazer Agnew-Newtownabbey
  38. Mrs Audrey Ball-Newtownabbey
  39. Mrs May Margaret Beattie-Carrickfergus
  40. Mr John Stewart-Carrickfergus
  41. Mrs Joy Margaret Rollston-Armagh
  42. Mr James Alexander Speers-Armagh
  43. Mrs Joan Baird-Banbridge
  44. Mrs Mary Agnes Morrow-Larne
  45. Mr Andrew Niblock-Larne
  46. Mr Robert Burgess-Down
  47. Mr Allan Bresland-Strabane
  48. Mr Robert McIlroy-Moyle
  49. Mr Robert Kelly-Cookstown
  50. Mrs Rosemary Weir-Public
  51. Mr Austin Weir-Public

                                                      SOMME TOUR 2012

28TH June 2012 – 2nd July 2012




Thursday 28th June

0815hrs                                   Check-in Belfast City Airport

1015hrs                                   Depart Belfast on Flybe flight No. BE965

1135hrs                                   Arrive at London Gatwick

                                    Depart Gatwick by Dhillon of London Coaches for Port of Dover.

                                    Arrive at Dover for ferry crossing to Calais

1900hrs                                   Arrive in France and journey on to the Hotel in Amiens.

                                                                                                            Evening at leisure


Friday 29th June

0800hrs                                   Breakfast in Hotel

0830hrs                                   Depart for full day’s tour into Belgium.

Morning: Visits shall include; the 16th (Irish) Division Memorial, Spanbroekmolen Mine Crater, and Lone Tree Cemetery.

Afternoon: Lunch in Ypres, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Memorial and Visitor Centre, and Langemark German Cemetery. 

Return to Ypres for dinner and Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate at 2000hrs.

22:00hrs                      (approx) Arrive back at hotel.             

Evening at Leisure


Saturday 30th June

0730hrs                                   Breakfast in hotel.


Morning: Depart hotel for the Amiens area. Visits shall include the Australian Memorial at Villers Bretonneux.

Afternoon: Lunch at the Ulster Memorial Tower followed by the guided tour of Thiepval Wood. Other afternoon activities will include the Canadian Memorial at Newfoundland Parc and the South African Memorial at Delville Wood.

1830hrs                                   Arrive back at hotel. 

                                                                                                            Evening at leisure


Sunday 1st July

0730hrs                                   Breakfast in hotel.


Morning: Depart for Thiepval. At 1100hrs Commonwealth Service of Remembrance at Thiepval Memorial to the Missing.  

Afternoon: A lunch will be served at the Ulster Memorial Tower for the Somme Association tour and invited guests. 1430hrs. Northern Ireland Service of Remembrance at the Ulster Memorial Tower followed by a Wreath laying Service at 16th (Irish) Division Memorial at Guillemont.

Evening at leisure

Monday 2nd July

0830hrs                                   Breakfast in hotel

0930hrs                       Depart for Calais and ferry crossing to Dover

1740hrs                                   Arrive London Gatwick for Flybe flight to Belfast BE974

1940hrs                                   Depart London Gatwick Airport for Belfast

2105hrs                                   (approx) Arrive Belfast City Airport 


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