Dunmow to be represented on a pilgrimage of remembrance in Ypres to commemorate the First World War
PUBLISHED: 09:51 07 August 2018 | UPDATED: 09:57 07 August 2018
Members of the Dunmow and District branch of the Royal British Legion will join thousands on a pilgrimage of remembrance to mark 90 years since 11,000 First World War veterans and war widows visited French and Belgium battlefields a decade after the war ended.
Kevin May and George Salter will travel to Europe for the Royal British Legion’s Great 90 which will take place between August 5 and 9 and will end in a parade and ceremony in Ypres.
George and Kevin will join more than 2,200 other legion members, touring some of the same battlefields and cemeteries visited by those on the Royal British Legion pilgrimage 90 years ago, before marching along the original route through Ypres, to the Menin Gate on August 8, bearing their branch standard and a wreath.
Once at the Menin Gate, branch secretary Kevin will lay a wreath on behalf of the Dunmow community.