Royal British Legion representatives will march on 8 August 2018 to recreate the 1928 Battlefields Pilgrimage exactly 90 years after it first happened. Back then, veterans and war widows visited the battlefields of the Somme and Ypres to mark a decade since the end of WW1, and to honour an entire generation that served and sacrificed for their country. The march was organised by the British Legion (as it was then known).
Thousands of Legion representatives will parade their branch standard, place a wreath, and visit the battlefields. Representatives will follow the route to the Menin Gate for the One Hundred Days Ceremony and commemorate the last 100 days of WW1.
Members of the public are encouraged to come and gather in Ypres Market Square to watch the parade and the One Hundred Days Ceremony on a large screen. Following the ceremony, there will be an afternoon of exhibitions and musical performances for all.
Visit the Legion's website for a detailed breakdown of the day’s events.