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Who's in Ypres 22nd/23rd April ?


ianw

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The Forum Formation Kwak Drinking Team are on tour in Ypres during this weekend, I am there with 2 companions and several other reprobates also seem likely to be around.

It would be excellent to get everyone together with the usual local suspects as well. Please declare yourselves !

Regards Ian

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Ian

I'm up for it (at least after mid-afternoon on Saturday). In another thread, I asked Chris if he could co-ordinate a meet-up and he's said he will publish the Tour itinerary.

John

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and several other reprobates also seem likely to be around.

As one of the "reprobates" :o I'm declaring myself. :D

There is also a contingent from Ulster on tour at the same time - they add a whole new dimension to the term "reprobates". (I jest)

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I understand the Pals are at the MG on Friday and then planning to go to somewhere for dinner - maybe Vivaldi. As tour driver with passengers I will have to avoid the demon drink - else never find my way back to the billets at Boesinghe.

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As regards Friday night at the Menin Gate, I am sure a Pals group will coalesce because quite a number of people have already met. Perhaps we could hang around at the end of the ceremony say at the South register box (Ypres) end and say hullo.

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Approximate itinerary that the GWF Pals Tour will follow, with very approximate timings.

Friday 22 April

Varlet Farm

Ploegsteert [9.30]

Prowse Point [10.00]

Messines [10.30]

Hill 60 [11.00]

Zandvoorde [12.00]

Kruiseke [12.20]

Geluveld [12.30]

Nonne Bosschen [13.15]

Via Broodseinde, Zonnebeke

Via Frezenberg

Wieltje [13.45]

Kitcheners Wood [14.15]

Vancouver Corner [14.45]

Langemark [15.15]

Zuidschote [16.00]

Steenstraat [16.25]

C’four des Roses [17.10]

later, as ianw says, we will be at the Menin Gate and after that there is dinner in "Vivaldi".

Saturday 23 April

Varlet Farm

Railway Wood [09.20]

Hooge [09.40]

via The Bluff, Chester Farm, Transport Farm area

Saint Eloi [10.30]

via Voormezele

Ypres centre [11.00]

Zonnebeke [13.00] for colloquium, dinner and concert

Sunday 24 April

Varlet Farm

Essex Farm [09.30]

via Boesinge/Het Sas

Artillery Wood [10.00]

Pilkem [10.30]

via Steenbeek/Au Bon Gite

Langemark [10.45]

Schreiboom [11.15]

Poelkapelle [11.45]

St Julien [12.00]

‘s Grafentafel [12.20]

Mosselmarkt [12.30]

Passchendaele [12.50]

Tyne Cot [13.20]

Polygon Wood via Reutel [14.00]

Veldhoek, Tower Hamlets [14.45]

Oosttaverne [15.10]

Hollandseschuur Farm [15.30]

Petit Bois [15.45]

Spanbroekmolen [16.10]

Monday 25 April

Not as sure about this yet, but generally in the area of

Vlamertinge

Brandhoek

Dikkebus

Ouderdom

Poperinge

Lijssenthoek

Bailleul

Weather permitting, that's just about as brilliant a tour of the salient as you can fit into a few days...should be great. Any pals who would like to bump into us, be it at the Menin Gate, in Ieper, or as we tour the salient - we would love to see you. Look out for a white minibus with KVR (Kenilworth Van Rental) on the side.

Jackie, Aurel, and other Ieper pals...we'll look out for you all.

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I don't think Robbie's pink boots are going to last the pace. :blink:

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Forget her boots, worry on my legs!

Arm.

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Forget her boots, worry on my legs!

It's my bladder I'm worried about :ph34r: (kidding - honest)

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Dear Tour Pals

My itinerary and yours overlap round about St Julien on Sunday. Look out for middle aged bloke with dark blue Corolla trying to work out route of 6/Cheshire on 31/7/17.

After that, I'll be at Zonnebeke so hope to say hello to Kristof, Martin, etc.

What are the Tour's plans on Sunday evening?

I'll also be at the Menin Gate, Saturday & Sunday.

At some point during the weekend, I will be giving an airing to my official Pals polo shirt.

John

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as your all on tour will be saterday at zonnebeke will be happy to finally put some faces to the names. Don't be shy shaking hands----iff you can reach high enough since i will be mostly on horseback...gna.. gna.

coo-ee

patrick

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Don't be shy shaking hands----iff you can reach high enough since i will be mostly on horseback...gna.. gna.

It just means that you've farther to fall Patrick :P

I just hope your horse is used to seeing 13 tourists dressed in pink (being followed at a discreet distance by a kilt wearing Scotsman).

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