Battle of Passchendaele Centenary

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: john@johnsloughoflondon.co.uk

Passes will be issued by email on a 'first come, first served basis'.

 

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