The Great Pilgrimage 90, to the Menin Gate, Ypres.

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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