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Well what a day it has been

The day started off with a 45minute coach journey to Ypres where we visited the “in Flanders fields” museum followed by a picnic lunch in the court yard.

We then took some time to spend our pennies before walking to Menin gate for a very memorable investiture.

 

Welcome to scouts
Welcome to scouts

 

We then headed back onto the coach to visit the real WW1 trenches, where we learned the history and explored where the soldiers fought in the war.

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After the trenches we travelled to the Tyn cot cemetery, the largest commonweath cemetery in the world. Where some of the scouts found their ancestors graves.

The scouts looking at the grave of one the first scout leaders who died in the war age 19
The scouts looking at the grave of one the first scout leaders who died in the war age 19

 

After the visit to the cemetery it was time to fill our tummies. Soup to start, belgian chicken and chips and ice cream for dessert yum!

Nom nom nom
Nom nom nom

Next after dinner at 7.40pm it was time to head to the final post and the scouts were to play a big part. And what a fantastic job they did. Many commented on the scouts and a group of English people said the scouts had done them proud.

Stood on guard during the final post.
Stood on guard during the final post.

 

The laying of the wreath

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During the national anthem

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Please click the link below to watch a short video recording.

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A brilliant day not to be forgotten.