It’s all thanks to the people of Farnham, who fundraised a “staggering” £1,000 enabling both the Farnham representatives to attend the Great Pilgrimage 90 (GP90).
Historically, 10 years after the end of the First World War many veterans and widows visited the battlefields of the Somme and the Ypres Salient.
In the year that marks the centenary of the end of the conflict, 90 years after that pilgrimage, legion members will be travelling the same route.
This event will culminate in a parade and service to mark the start of the “Last 100 Days Offensive”, which led to the signing of the Armistice.
On August 8, attendees from across the world will parade to the Menin Gate in Ypres.
A wreath from each branch will be placed on the memorial and after the service members will head to the Great Square for an afternoon of exhibitions and musical performances.
There will be approximately 800 branches of the Royal British Legion attending from the United Kingdom alone.
Following that mammoth event, on Saturday, August 18, Farnham’s Royal British Legion will again be hosting their annual VE/VJ Day event at Gostrey Meadows.
Janine Windsor, volunteer at the Farnham branch, said: “More details to follow, so please save the date, come and join us and thank you Farnham, once again, for your continued support.”