Between Saturday November 8 and Thursday November 13, I will be leading a group from the north of England to the Cenotaph Ceremony in Whitehall on Remembrance Sunday.

We will then travel on to tour the First War Battlefields in Flanders and the Somme and to attend the Armistice Day Ceremonies at the Menin Gate in Ieper on Tuesday, November 11.

The tour will include the retreat from Mons and Le Cateau to the Marne, the 1914 Christmas truce, the later battles in Flanders and the Somme, sites associated with Rev T.B. Hardy VC DSO MC, the most decorated non-combatant in the Great War, and Wilfred Owen.

We still have a few places left. I will be happy to supply details to readers if they contact me at 2 Eden Gate, Warcop, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria CA16 6PL, telephone 01768 341060, mobile 07710 270640 or e-mail

David Raw