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|Title:||The Western Front Association|
|Subtitle:||10- 13 August 2014|
|Author:||The Western Front Association |
|ID & Publication:||20140711039 ~ The-Villager.co.uk |
|Subject:||Events (National) |
The Western Front Association commemorates the centenary of deployment of the British Expeditionary Force to France in August 1914
The Western Front Association (WFA) will soon commemorate the deployment of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) to France in 1914 with a dramatic series of transport-related events in the UK and in France. These will begin in London on Sunday, 10 August, and culminate in France on Wednesday, 13 August 2014.
On the morning of 13 August there will be a Memorial Flight for the Royal Flying Corps over Amiens involving a replica BE-2c aircraft (accompanied by aircraft from the De Havilland ‘Tiger’ Moth Club). THe WFA will also commemorate the first British pilot to land in France: Lt (later Major) H D Harvey-Kelly, DSO, No 2 Squadron, RFC.
During the afternoon, a Service of Remembrance will be held in Arras, again with the BE-2c followed by a Tornado flypast by the Royal Air Force.
At the centre of the commemorations will be the movement from London to France of 85 poppy wreaths which will reflect each of the land and air units that made up the BEF in August 1914.
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