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Battlefield Tour May 2009

24/2/2009 to 2/5/2009


Saturday 2nd May 2009

A DAY TRIP TO A PART OF FRANCE THAT WILL BE FOREVER SIKH

"Throughout its service in France the magnificent Sikh regiment never failed to answer all calls. Its reputation would be secure and its right to fight shoulder to shoulder with our best troops would be established."
General Sir H. Smith Dorien. GOC 2nd Corps

This tour, organised in conjunction with a professional Tour Company will take you to the Battlefields of Northern Europe.

  • Experienced guides will offer a unique insight into the Indian Army's outstanding contribution to the battles of World War 1.
  • We will visit the preserved trenches at Bayernwald and learn how Sikh forces arrived in Europe unprepared for winter combat.
  • In following the footsteps of our ancestor heroes, the tour will visit the battlefields of Neuve Chapelle and Ypres.
  • After visiting the spectacular Indian Memorial, the tour will culminate at the Menin Gate, for ‘the ‘Last Post', commemorating those who sacrificed their lives in the defence of others.

Cost: £90 per person(incl one course evening meal)

Depart: Birmingham 4:30am, Royal Leamington Spa 5:15am

DUE TO INCREASED DEMAND AN ADDITIONAL COACH WILL LEAVE FROM HOUNSLOW AT 6AM

(Departure and Arrival Times may be subject to alteration)

Closing date for bookings: 28th February 2009

PLACES ARE LIMITED. BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT

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For further information and to submit booking forms email tours@asht.info

Have a look at the photos from the first tour!

'In the last two world wars 83,005 turban wearing Sikh soldiers were killed and 109,045 were wounded for the freedom of Britain and the world during shell fire, with no other protection but the turban, the symbol of their faith'

General Sir Frank Messervy KCSI,KBE,CB,DSO

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