90th Anniversary of Passchendaele: Charity walk
Supported By; The Guild Of Battlefied Guides
[Member No 195]
I am a serving soldier and Intend to complete a charity walk in Belgium, for Combat stress over the periodof 24-25 August 2007 and to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the 3rd Battle of Ypres! commonly known as Passchendaele 1917.
The connection I have with this area is my great uncle, who was from Wales (Wrexham), served in the 1st World War, died of his wounds in the Ypres salient on the 26th May 1918.
He was in a British Regiment (The Machine Gun Corps) attached to a Scottish formation (9TH Scottish Division), "OH" my daughter Katie Aged 8 will be in my support crew and is from Northern Ireland, so as you can see I intend to represent all nationalities as part of my walk.
The route [20 miles] will be covered over 2 days dressed in authentic WW1 uniform being supplied/sponsored by Sabre Sales of Portsmouth. The start will be on the French/Belgium border, and the forecast of events is as follows;
Day 1 24th August 07
Start Chocolate shop (Abele/French/Belgium border)
Execution Post/ 2 Min Silence
Finish Ypres (Mennen Gate)
Day 2 25th August 07
Start Ypres (Mennen Gate)
Zonnebeke Passchendaele Museum (Tea Stop)
Tyne Cott cemetery (Laying of a wreath)
Finish Passchendaele via Crest Farm Since
World War 2 our armed forces are engaged more on active service than ever, our ex serviceman/woman need our help more now during their time of need
I hope you can sponsor me for this outstanding Society who provides the highest of care for our Armed Services personnel.
If you are on Holiday at the time, and wish to Walk/Talk and take photos of this mad Soldier, please contact Rosie Gibbons (Fundraising department) on 01372 841 616 or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org and she will pass on your details on.
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