Battlefield pilgrimages

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Each year the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Batterfield tours, organise Pilgrimages to the Battle areas of the First World War.

The tours are in August and September covering France and Belgium.

This year we plan to visit the Somme battlefield, The Ypres Salient, Arras, Vimy Ridge and Loos battlefield areas if requested.

This year is the centenary of the Second Battle of Ypres also the Battle of the Loos.

The trips specialise in visiting cemeteries or memorials on the above mentioned battlefields as and when they are requested.

An experienced battlefield guide will accompany each trip, to commentate on the various battles and the many historic events that occurred in the areas that we visit.

We can also assist people in the tracing of War Graves, from the First World War.

The KOYLI battlefield pilgrimages began as a charitable hobby in 1990 by ex-servicemen who have many years’ experience in conducting visits to the First World War battlefield areas of France and Flanders.

We also support the Royal British Legion Poppy appeal and other institutions.

We are a not-for-profit organisation.

Anyone who requires further information can write to:

John Battye

32 Rhodes Street, Hightown, Castleford, WF10 5LL, or call 01977 734614. We ask for a medium sized SAE for all postal replies