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Ride in Honour

Todays (25th July 2014) Darlington and Stockton Times.

 

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Today (21.07.14) we had a press call in Redcar to promote our trip to the Menin Gate at Ypres in Belgium where we have been honoured to take part in the wreath laying ceremony on Monday 28th July 2014 exactly 100 years since the outbreak of World War One.
In the foreground to the left is Brian Laverick, B500, centre and right Councillor Eric Howden and Dave Blissett both members of Redcar British Legion.
There are about fifty members of the Boundary Motorcycle Group going to the ceremony and they will take with them wreaths from Both Redcar and Cleveland Council, Redcar British Legion Association and Sedgefield Veterans Association.
In addition to the wreaths the Group will also be taking with them three hundred wooden cross’s to place at various World War One sites in France and Belgium.
A large number of the cross’s have come from Schools around the area.
The schools will later be supplied with an record and photograph of where the cross’s were placed.
The Group will also be taken with them a signed football, to place at the scene of the Football match that took place at Christmas in 1914.
Sedgefield Veterans Association have also arranged a Church Service that will take place at 9.15am on Saturday 26th July 2014, on the Green at Sedgefield to Bless the Wreaths and Cross’s and to wish all those going to the Menin Gate a safe journey.
The Mayors of Durham and Redcar will be in attendance as will the Lord Lieutenant.
Tyne Tees television will also be in attendance.
Everyone is welcome, the more the merrier. Please pass on the details of the service to all your contacts.
Please support our efforts.

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As a result of attended a meeting with our partners, Sedgefield Veterans Association there will be a  ‘Blessing of the Wreaths’ Service which will be held on the green at Sedgefield at 9.30am on Saturday 26th July 2014. before we travel to Ypres to take part in the 100th Anniversary of WW1 which will be held on the green at Sedgefield at 9.30am on Saturday 26th July 2014.

This is an excellent gesture from our friends and one which I hope everyone whether they are going or not to Ypres will with their families and friends attend.

There will be a number of local dignitaries as well as the Lord Lieutenant, attending along with our friends from the Veterans association.

The local press and Tyne Tees Television will be there to record the occasion and we also understand the BBC will also be there.

I have attached a number of maps and photographs to assist people. Parking arrangements have been made for both cars and bikes. Tim is making arrangements for there to be a ‘minder’ whilst the bikes are parked up.

The Veterans Association are well aware that we need to be on our way and as a result of that ask that we meet in Sedgefield at 9am. The Service will start prompt at 9.30am and it envisaged that the event will be concluded by 10am.

There will be light refreshments available at the Parish Hall and again I have informed our friends that in all probability people will be heading straight off.

We need our friends and families to turn up to mark this ‘once in a life time’ event and their support for our venture is paramount. Please ensure you pass details of this event to all your contacts and groups.

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Sgt. G Cummins was a Medical Officer in the Royal Army Corp during the 1914 – 1918 War. He kept a diary which was Army Book No 136. Sgt Cummins details his daily duties in the operating theatre then one day stops and copies the entries from a Soldiers diary. Here are some of the extracts. A full report can be found in the forum at http://www.boundary500.co.uk/smf/index.php/topic,7487.0.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Boundary 500 Motorcycle Group are arranging a Ride in Honour that will start on Sunday 28th July 2014 and travel to the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium to mark the 100 year anniversary of World War One. Further details will be appearing here asap.

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