Battlefield pilgrimages

EACH year the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry battlefield research section organises pilgrimages to the battle areas of the First World War.

The tour is in September, covering France and Belgium. This year we plan to visit the Somme battlefield, the Ypres Salient, Arras, Vimy Ridge and Loos battlefield areas,if requested.

The trips specialise in visiting specific cemeteries or memorials on the above-mentioned battlefields as and when they are requested, and an experienced battlefield guide will accompany each trip to commentate on the various battles and many historic events that occurred in the areas that we visit.

We can also assist people in the tracing of war graves from the First World War.

The battlefield research section was formed as a charitable hobby in 1990 by ex-servicemen who have many years of practical experience in conducting visits to the First World War battlefield areas of France and Flanders and we support a variety of ex-service charities and institutions. These trips are open to anyone who might be interested and we welcome all inquiries. We are a not-for-profit organisation.

For more information please contact me. We ask for a medium-sized stamped, addressed envelope for all postal replies.

John Battye

32 Rhodes Street

Hightown

Castleford

WF10 5LL

Tel: 01977 734614