In late April this year, we’ll be boarding the Eurostar again, but this time heading to a new location – the northern French city of Arras. The weekend will see the six of us visiting the memorials and preserved trenches at Vimy Ridge on the Saturday. The Vimy Memorial is Canada’s largest overseas National Memorial (pictured above). It commemorates more than 11,000 men of the Canadian Expeditionary Force killed during the First World War in France and who have no known grave.
The British Army's blackest day The year 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, so the choice of tour this time around was an obvious one to make, and we’ll be heading to northern France in April. The main focus of the tour will be the disastrous First Day of the Somme, following the line of the attacks on 1st July 1916 which cost the British and Commonwealth troops a horrifying 57,470 casualties, of whom 19,240 men were killed. Battlefield visits will i