2 April 2015

Vimy Anniversary

April 9th 2015.  The 98th anniversary of the Battle of Arras on the Western Front and the anniversary of the day that forces, mostly from Canada, climbed from their trenches and battled their way up the slope to capture and hold the enemy trenches on the high ground near Vimy to the north west of Arras.

Dora and I went last year with the Laguna RAT Pack and I decided to have another visit with the Kent Centre and The Meldrews.

I have the route planned form the Shuttle calling in at the Loos battlefield and lunch in Lens before we arrive in time for a look around the visitor centre at Vimy and then walk across to the ceremony under the imposing twin towers of the Vimy Monument.

Hopefully, the weather will be good and the twelve riders and passengers coming along will have a good day out. Report to follow.

1 comment:

Trobairitz said...

Fingers crossed it doesn't pour rain.

Going through school in British Columbia we learned all about Vimy. I don't remember a lot of it now though, too many years ago.