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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
The laying of the wreath
During the national anthem
Please click the link below to watch a short video recording.
A brilliant day not to be forgotten.