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Great Pilgrimage - Ypres 2018

Members of the Hadleigh & District Branch of The Royal British Legion joined thousands of Armed Forces veterans and supporters from across the UK in a pilgrimage of remembrance to some of WW1’s most poignant sites. 

A spectacular two-mile march through Ypres to the Commonwealth War Grave Commission’s Menin Gate Memorial, led by 1,100 Standard Bearers, was the culmination of the three day event which saw the 2,200 participants visit the WW1 trenches, battlefields and cemeteries of France and Belgium. 

Len Davis and Colin Brown attended the Great Pilgrimage 90 as representatives of Hadleigh & District, as a Standard Bearer and wreath layer respectively.

Mark Brennan, Chairman of the Hadleigh & District Branch along with Mark Price the vice-chairman and their families who also attended the event said “Being part of such an historic event, representing Hadleigh in commemorating those that lost their lives in the First World War, was an honour and something I will never forget.” 

GP90 was the Legion’s biggest membership event in modern history and is a suitable tribute from the members of The Royal British Legion in honour of the First World War generation, echoing the way the British Legion community commemorated the 10th anniversary of the conflict in 1928.”


Earlier Event: July 16
Hadleigh High School Battlefield Tour
Later Event: November 8
Suffolk Remembers