The Great Pilgrimage 90

Between Sunday 5th August 2018 and Thursday 9th August 2018, The Royal British Legion will be recreating, the 1928 Pilgrimage to World War One battlefield for thousands of Legion members.

The Great Pilgrimage 90 (GP90) will be the Legion’s biggest membership event in our history. A tour to the WW1 battlefields and cemeteries will mark 90 years since the Great Pilgrimage.

A decade after the end of WW1, Veterans and War Widows visited the battlefields of the Somme and Ypres before marching to the Menin Gate in Ypres on 8 August 1928.

On 8 August 2018, two representatives from every branch and County or their local Community will carry their standards along the same route in Ypres to the Menin Gate, representing an entire generation that served while defending their country.

Over two days, attendees will visit battlefield memorial sites, trenches and cemeteries. On 8 August, attendees will take part in a parade to the Menin Gate, where a wreath from each branch will be placed on the memorial. A march past will then take place, observed by civic and military guests from the UK, Europe and Commonwealth countries.

For more information on GP90 please visit:

http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/community/calendar/remembrance-services-and-events/great-pilgrimage-90/

 

Menin Gate

Jake in front of the Menin Gate

 

Jacob at the Gate

Menin Gate

Click here for the video. The Parade through the Menin Gate

Click here for video The Royal Marine Band Scotland at the Menin Gate

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I am a retired Math Professor and now a budding author. Who would have thought? I was born in Toronto and grew up in a family of 5 boys and 1 girl. I went to Winchester Street Public School up to grade 8 and then attended Jarvis Collegiate Institute, up to grade 13. After high school I attended the University of Toronto and graduated with 2 degrees (BA honours and BEd). Following was a career in teaching, including 34 years at Humber College in Toronto, teaching Mathematics and Statistics. I managed to coauthor one textbook, an introductory Stats book. I am married to the beautiful Beth and have a great loving son named Jonathan McLaren Law. Oh yes, I am a lifelong Toronto Maple Leafs fan. I lived happily in Bolton in beautiful Caledon ON for 31 years, and I am now living in Burlington ON and loving it too. The book is available on Amazon.ca, Chapters - Indigo and Barnes & Noble.

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