Armistice


On 11 November a local Armistice Day ceremony takes place at the church of Passchendaele. In the afternoon there are two ceremonies of remembrance: ‘103 years Black Watch Corner – The Black Watch in Flanders’ at the Black Watch Monument and a ceremony, organised by the French, German and British Embassies with the West Yorkshire Police Band at CWGC Tyne Cot Cemetery.

Programme:

8.30 a.m.
Wreath Laying
Municipality of Zonnebeke

Wreath laying at several monuments and cemeteries in the municipality of Zonnebeke.

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
International book fair
PC de Craeye, Kraaiveldstraat 7, Passendale
Free entrance

Book fair with both national and international participants who bring a lot of books about WWI and local history.

Contact person: Luc Delancker: +32  472 29 54 53

10 a.m.
Ceremony
Church, Passchendaele

Local Armistice Day ceremony at Passendale church.

2 p.m.
Ceremony ‘103 years Black Watch Corner – The Black Watch in Flanders’
Oude Kortrijkstraat, corner Polygon Wood

On November 11th 1914 the 1st Battalion of the Black Watch Regiment played a crucial role during the securing of the Ypres Salient. To commemorate this fact, the Field Marshal Haig’s Own Pipes & Drums organise, together with the Black Watch Association, the municipality of Zonnebeke and the MMP 1917 a ceremony at the Black Watch monument.

3.30 p.m.
Remembrance Ceremony of the British, French and German Embassy and the West Yorkshire Police Band
Tyne Cot Cemetery, Vijfwegenstraat, Passendale

Every year, the British, French and German Embassy hold a Remembrance Day Service, commemorating the British, French and German victims of WWI. The music for the ceremony will be played by the West Yorkshire Police Band. The band represents the West Yorkshire Police Corps who lost 124 police men during the First World War. On November 11th, they commemorate these fallen soldiers. 36 are buried in Belgium and 5 of them are commemorated at the Tyne Cot Memorial.

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