Passchendaele 100

This year, The Royal British Legion will mark the 100th Anniversary of the third Battle of Ypres – The Battle of Passchendaele.

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During the Battle of Passchendaele, an estimated 245,000 allied casualties (dead, wounded or missing) fell in 103 days of heavy fighting.

The official commemoration begins on the eve of 30 July with a traditional Last Post Ceremony at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Menin Gate, followed by a special live performance in Ypres Market Square.

On 31 July, exactly 100 years since the start of the battle, a service of commemoration will be held amongst the graves and names at the CWGC Tyne Cot Cemetery.

National Memorial Arboretum service

On 31 July, the National Memorial Arboretum is hosting a special service featuring acts of Remembrance, poetry, readings and a military band.

Following the Arboretum service, a broadcast of the Government service of Remembrance at The Tyne Cot Memorial will be displayed on a large screen.

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The UK Government is marking the centenary of Passchendaele in partnership with the CWGC, the city of Ypres, the Municipality of Zonnebeke, the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 and The Royal British Legion.

The commemorations will be broadcast on BBC.

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