This is just a short update on the previous information given regarding the GP90 event in August. There are now 1152 Branches signed up to attend this event which means, all being well, at least 2304 people will march together through Ypres to the Menin Gate on Thursday 8th August. This should be quite a spectacle.
All is being arranged centrally by the RBL i.e. transport from the UK to France and Belgium; hotel accommodation; meals; transport to cemeteries and battlefields on the first two days of the trip and then the actual parade in Ypres.
Then, after it is all over, transport back to the UK. It will be interesting to see how it all gels.
We will be taking with us a wreath with a message from the children at Wrington School and with it will be a list a names of those from the Parish who lost their lives in the conflict.
We have some special WW1 commemorative brooches and if anyone would like to purchase one (or more) please contact us on the number below. A donation of at least £2 is requested for these.
There will be no RBL raffle this year due to the cancellation of the Flower Show.
If anyone is interested in attending the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 10th November please contact us as soon as possible for details.