Join pilgrimage to First World War battlefields

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Each year the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Battlefield Research Section organise pilgrimages to the battle areas of the First World War. The tours are in August and September, covering France and Belgium.

This year we plan to visit Somme Battlefields, the Ypres Salient, Arras, Vimy Ridge and Loos Battlefield areas, if requested.

The trips specialise in visiting specific cemeteries or memorials on the above mentioned battlefields as and when they are requested, and an experienced battlefield guide will accompany each trip, to commentate on the various battles and many historic events that occurred in the areas we visit. We can also assist people in tracing war graves from the First World War.

The Battlefield Research Section was formed as a charitable hobby in 1990 by ex-Servicemen who have many years of practical experience in conducting visits to battlefield areas of France and Flanders, and we support a variety of ex-Service charities and institutions. These trips are open to anyone who might be interested and we welcome all inquiries. We are a not-for-profit organisation.

Anyone who requires further information should write to: John Battye, 32 Rhodes Street, Hightown, Castleford, West Yorkshire, WF10 5LL or telephone 01977 734614. We ask for a medium-sized S.A.E for all postal replies.

John Battye

Castleford