Somme 1st July 1916 - 2016

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    Campo
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    Somme 1st July 1916 - 2016

    Post  Campo on Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:29 am

    I and Mrs Campo have been fortunate enough have got places at the Thiepval Memorial, where there will be a ceremony to commemorate the Battle of the Somme Centenary

    I will be laying a wreath on behalf of Basingstoke Town FC (not within the main ceremony)
    I have spoken to my local RBL member Bill who I have know for a number of years
    He suggested and I agree, we will provide those small wooden crosses(as many as we can), think there are also others
    just checked image supplied


    Basically If any members of our West Ham family would like one of these planted at the Somme next July 1st please let me know what type of wooden symbol and any name or message, We will try and get as many as we can done

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    Post  mottinghammer on Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:45 pm

    Well done campo,  i'm going out there twice next year,  once with the people from Birmingham university's war studies dept. And laterwith the London Scottish regimental association to commemorate the 502 men we lost on1st July 1916 at Gommecourt at the northern end of tbe battlefield. 
    I went for the 90th commemorations,  and tvere were just to many people on the 1st July. Hopefully your experience o what should be a moving and emotional day are better next year. 
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    Post  Jiggs on Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:51 am

    Nice one Campo  hugsmiley  x


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    Post  Campo on Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:27 pm

    mottinghammer wrote:Well done campo,  i'm going out there twice next year,  once with the people from Birmingham university's war studies dept. And laterwith the London Scottish regimental association to commemorate the 502 men we lost on1st July 1916 at Gommecourt at the northern end of tbe battlefield. 
    I went for the 90th commemorations,  and tvere were just to many people on the 1st July. Hopefully your experience o what should be a moving and emotional day are better next year. 

    That is why it's been restricted next year, we had to enter a ballot to get spaces on the day
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    Re: Somme 1st July 1916 - 2016

    Post  Campo on Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:25 pm

    Bumping this

    I will be visiting Bill within the next few weeks to organise any of the crosses that will be required
    Please let me know if any of you wish a cross to be placed with your own message written or not on it.


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    Re: Somme 1st July 1916 - 2016

    Post  daib0 on Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:13 pm

    Jiggs wrote:Nice one Campo  hugsmiley  x

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