Battle of Passchendaele Centenary
Following the great success of the 100 Gun Salute at Fort de Seclin last November we are delighted that we have reached our fund raising target of £10,100 and on 3 November 2018 in Hereford presented the cheque to Combat Stress. This commemoration has been three years in the planning and we want to thank all our sponsors and everyone who has supported us and helped us to achieve this.
The Passchendaele Salute 2017, under the patronage of Mrs Janice Charette, High Commissioner for Canada will take place on 10 November 2017 at the Fort de Seclin, near Lille in France to hold a service of remembrance and fire 100 rounds to commemorate the centenary of the end of the Battle of Passchendaele.
It will consist of at least 16 Great War guns drawn by horses:
9 x 18pdrs; 3 x 13pdrs; one 4.5 Howitzer, 2 French 75s and a 13pdr A/A gun on a Pierce Arrow 1917 lorry, and guns from a French museum. The guns will be manned by teams from UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium and France.
Participants are all volunteers.
Combat Stress is the beneficiary charity.
Those wishing to attend the Service of Remembrance and the Passchendaele Salute at Fort de Seclin on Friday 10th November at 10.00am will need to apply for an official entrance pass.
Please email names of people wishing to attend and details of any vehicles to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Passes will be issued by email on a 'first come, first served basis'.
The cut off date for applications for Entrance Passes is Sunday 5 November