Armistice in France, Nov 11th 2022
Updated: Sep 26, 2022
Dear Members & Friends, Armistice Day, November 11th, falls on a Friday this year and I hope that you will be able to join us for our traditional visit to France. We will be travelling with Crosskeys Coaches & Eurotunnel as usual.
For those who have not been before, our first stop is at the British Military Cemetery at Etaples, where we hold a short wreath-laying service. This was a major hospital site during the First World War and now holds the graves of some 11,000 servicemen & women, including some of the nursing staff.
We then go on to our French twin town of Berck-sur-Mer to join their Armistice commemoration at 11am. Lunch will be at around 1 - 1.30pm and we have to leave by 3.30pm for our return shuttle. Changes to Border Control procedures have caused slight adjustments to our usual timetable, as detailed below. On the plus side, there is no longer any need to complete any paperwork to enter France.
Full details and booking form can be downloaded below: