Somme Association Pilgrimage I

28TH June 2014 – 2ndJuly 2014


The Somme Association's photo.

                                                                           The Somme Association's photo.                                                                                            

Sunday 29th June

0800hrs                                   Breakfast in Hotel

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

Morning: Visits shall include; the 16th (Irish) Division Memorial, The Island of Ireland Peace Park, 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 (at leisure) and Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate at 2000hrs (please be at the gate for no later the 1945hrs). One wreath will be laid on behalf of the group rather than by individuals.

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

The Somme Association's photo. 

Monday 30th June

0730hrs                                   Breakfast in hotel.

0900hrs                       Morning: Depart hotel for the Somme area, stopping on the way at the Australian Memorial at Villers Bretonneux. Morning visits will include Martinsart and the Canadian Memorial Newfoundland Parc.

1300hrs                       Afternoon: Lunch at the Ulster Memorial Tower followed by the guided tour of Thiepval Wood. Other afternoon activities will include the South African Memorial at Delville Wood and Authuille Cemetery.

1830hrs                                   Arrive back at hotel.                            Evening at leisure

 The Ulster Tower and Mill Road Cemetery today

 The Somme Association's photo. 

Tuesday 1st July

0730hrs                                   Breakfast in hotel.

0900hrs                       Morning: Depart for Thiepval. At 1100hrs Commonwealth Service of Remembrance at Thiepval Memorial to the Missing.  


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