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Flanders & The Somme 2016 Battlefield Tour

Between Sunday the 14th and Friday the 19th of February 2016, SYG organised a 1st World War Battlefield Tour to Flanders and the Somme, to research the 16th Highland Light Infantry (The Boys' Brigade Battalion); BB, GB and Amicus members, travelled in two minibuses to various locations in Flanders and the Somme areas, staying in Ypres next to the Menin Gate, and also at schools type accommodation in Albert, France.  Members, and leaders experienced walking across the battlefields, visiting cemeteries along the route.  They also visited Aulthuille Church, the Thiepval Memorial, Vimy Ridge (Canadian Memorial), and other locations. There was also an opportunity for shopping in Ypres.  The Tour finished with our Buglers playing Last Post at the Vimy Ridge Memorial before getting the ferry home.

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On the ferry

 

 


 


Walking across the Battlefields of the Somme.

 


Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner

The Thiepval Memorial


 


The Ulster Tower

Mucky Farm

Photos below taken at
the Althuille Cemetery


Photos below taken at
the Museum


Photos below taken at Crucifix Corner.

Photos below taken at Vimy Ridge.


Photos close up to the Memorial.

 

[Photos Provided by: Paul Whitmell]
 


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