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Remembering West Norfolk's WW1 heroes

remembrance sunday

10:54am 12th June 2018

A husband and wife will represent King's Lynn at the Great Pilgrimage this year.

GP90 is a tour to WW1 battlefields and cemeteries and will mark 90 years since the Great Pilgrimage.

A decade after the end of WW1, veterans and war widows visited the battlefields of the Somme and Ypres before marching to the Menin Gate in Ypres on 8 August 1928.

poppies in Belgium
Hundreds are expected to make the journey Belgium

On 8th August, two representatives from every branch and county or their local community will carry their standards along the same route in Ypres to the Menin Gate, representing an entire generation that served while defending their country.

Over two days, attendees will visit battlefield memorial sites, trenches and cemeteries.

They will also take part in a parade to the Menin Gate, where a wreath from each branch will be placed on the memorial.

Ex servicemen Robbie Hipkin and his wife Karine are representing King's Lynn, they told KLFM how we can get involved:

"They can pop into Violets the flower store in King's Lynn and they can take the little tokens in there.

"Or they can make a donation to buy a cross and we will put a personalised message on the back of it.

"We will place those on the memorials for them."

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