Members of The Veterans Charity team enjoyed a very emotional and very intersting trip to the Somme at the beginning of July for the 100th anniversary of the start of the battle. During our brief trip we visited Hebuterne Military Cemetery and paid our respects to Cpl Albert Greeno of the Royal Fusiliers (London Regt), a relative of a coupl eof members of our team who fell along with 19,000 other allied soldiers on 1st July 1916.

We also visited Albert and enjoyed the festivities that were going on in the town square which featured several reenactors and period vehicles. We then travelled to Thiepval, Lochnagar Crater and Beaumont Hamel to see the many trenches and stunning memorials that they have there in tribute to the Canadian and Scottish soldiers who fought there. The German and British front line trenches can be very clearly seen. It is a very beautiful area of Northern France  which still bares the scars of warfare 100 years later. We must never forget the sacrifices made by those who served in WW1!

At the going down of the sun

and in the morning


51st Highlanders memorial
3 soldiers at rest in a single grave
Fred Bear ready to pay his respects
10th Essex reenactor
Y Ravine Cemetery
Graves at Y Ravine
Known to god
100yrs old and still going!
WW1 kit
Wot no bully beef?!
Poppies on show
Tommy stands guard
British front line trench
NewFoundland memorial
Preserved trench
Petrified tree at Beaumont
Lochnagar Crater
Fred with Cpl Albert Greeno
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