Welcome to the Chinnor & District Branch of The Royal British Legion
In September 2010 members of
the Branch visited Brugges and the Battle Fields of
Passchendaele, and the Ypres Salient.
These photographs give a taste of the places we saw.
Legion members Lynn Lloyd, Sheila Smith, Jean Woods and Fiona
Rogers prepare to tour Brugges in style!
Tyne Cott Cemetary, Passchendaele.
Many of the stones of Tyne Cott are for men
who's last resting place has been marked simply with the
words 'A Soldier of the Great War Known Only Unto
The view today towards Ypres from the German Front
Tyne Cott is one of the largest First World War
Canadian trenches at Hill 67, Ypres. This Front Line
moved no more than 450 yards during the entire
The trench today, seen during a dry period. Suddenly
walking down to the Co-Op on a wet and windy day in November
doesn't seem so bad.
Inside the British Church of Saint George,Ypres.
Here, on Armistice Day every year, the British Ambassador to
Belgium and the Belgian Prime Minister attend the Remembrance Day
The Menin Gate, Ypres. Every day of the year, at
8:00PM, the traffic is stopped and Buglers from the Ypres Fire
Brigade sound the Last Post. The only break in this tradition,
since it started on completion of the Menin Gate in July 1928, was
during the German Occupation during World War 2, and during that
period, the Belgians continued the Ceremony at Brookwood Military
Cemetary in Surrey.
Some of the names of servicemen who's bodies were
never recovered that are remembered on the Menin
One of the places Wreaths are placed on the Menin
Gate, not just on Remembrance Sunday, but by visitors every day of
Lynn Lloyd, Branch Poppy Co-ordinator, places a
More names on the inside of the Menin