Official Centenary National Commemoration Events
by The Western Front Association
Sunday, 10 - Wednesday 13 August 2014
The events are open to WFA members, family and friends to attend. The public will also be welcome to join us in these Centenary commemoration events.
Update 26 July 2014: download the latest programme of event (version 2).
Update 30 July 2014: slight modifications to the timings of events listed below
Update 8 August 2014: slight changes to London - Dover events on Sunday
As one of the first major national events to start the Centenary commemorations of 2014-2018 The Western Front Association will commemorate the deployment of the British Expeditionary Force to France. Our commemoration is about remembering the physical movement to France of thousands of servicemen and horses with their associated equipment and all those who made the move possible. The deployment of August 1914 was carried out in two parts: the ground force; and the first British deployment of an air force.
In a series of transport-related events using motorbikes, a horse-drawn wagon, vehicles and aircraft we shall be remembering the first units transported to France from 9 August 1914 by land, sea and air. To mark the 100 year anniversary of this movement to France, The Western Front Association is organising Commemorative Journeys on 10, 11, 12 and 13 August to represent the movement of the land force and the air force to France. The journeys will culminate on the afternoon of 13 August 2014 with a service of remembrance to be held at the Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras Flying Services Memorial and Arras Memorial, Arras, France.