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Visit to Menin Gate

Watch our video and see the photo album of our Cubs and Scouts day visit to Ypres and the Menin Gate as part of the commemorations the 100 years since the commencement of the 1st World War.

Exploring the area

Cubs and Scouts visited several key landmarks in the region

Exploring the area
Paying his respects

Tal next to a fallen soldier whose grave had the Star of David - as did the graves of all known Jewish soldiers

Paying his respects
Tynecot

At the Tynecot memorial - the Commonwealth's largest War Grave where 34,887 poeple lie, 80% of whom are "Known Onto God"

Tynecot
In Flanders Fields

The famous war poem by Lieu John McCrea. He was a surgeon who died of pneumonia during the 2nd Battle of Ypres and is buried at Wimereux

In Flanders Fields
Cubs at cemetrey
Cubs at cemetrey
Essex Field
Essex Field
Island of Ireland Peace Park
Island of Ireland Peace Park
In the trenches

Where young men barely five years older than our Scouts perished

In the trenches
In the trenches
In the trenches
Exploring the trenches
Exploring the trenches
Arriving in Ypres

Relaxing before changing into uniform

Arriving in Ypres
The sites of Ypres
The sites of Ypres
The Menin Gate

54,389 soldiers who perished at Ypres have no known grave which is why their names are inscribed on the Menin Gate

The Menin Gate
More names

It is an overwhelming sight

More names
The Menin Gate at night
The Menin Gate at night
Getting ready

Josh had the honour of carrying the Scout flag

Getting ready
Cubs prepare
Cubs prepare
At the parade

The Cubs and Scouts were impeccably behaved throughout

At the parade
Scouts line up
Scouts line up
Wreath laying

Christopher and Alice laid the wreath on behalf of Ash Green Scouts while the Cubs and Scouts formed a guard of honour

Wreath laying
Coldstream Guards Band
Coldstream Guards Band

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