Newsletter July 2016

Tickets Concert 'The Great War Remembered' - 11/11/2016.

On Armistice Day (11/11/2016) at 04.30 and 7.30 p.m. the Last Post Association will organize the 13th edition of the ‘The Great War Remembered' Concert in St. Martin's Cathedral in Ieper. This concert seeks to turn back the clock 100 years, immersing the audience in the atmosphere of the Great War through a selection of instrumental and vocal music, combined with original First World War images.

Online tickets are NOW available.


Our members support us.

   

The Last Post Association is an independent, voluntary, non-profit organisation. It was the Association that first founded the Last Post Ceremony back in 1928, and it is the Association that is still responsible for the day-to-day organisation of this unique act of homage. A (lifetime) membership of the Last Post Association offers you an opportunity to support us and helps people to remember and understand the meaning of our daily tribute.

Watch our short videos and learn why these members support the Last Post Association.

Do you also want to become a member and support us?


Last Post app: do you have it already?

The Last Post Association has developed an app for anyone planning to attend the daily act of remembrance under the Menin Gate. The app offers you the following information:

  • The Last Post Association and the daily ceremony
  • The Menin Gate and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • Find a soldier:
    • find all of the more than 54,000 soldiers who are commemorated on the Menin Gate
    • with the panel on which they are mentioned
    • with a detailed map of the Menin Gate
    • remember a soldier
  • Soldier of the day: read the story of a specific soldier on each day of the year
  • A detailed timeline
  • Do you know: extra information on soldiers.

Read more & download.


Book: The Last Post - 30,000 Daily Tributes to the Fallen of the Great War

The Last Post Association has published a special limited edition book. Celebrated photographer Philip Vanoutrive spent a whole year visiting the ceremony, to capture its essence in a series of unique pictures. These are complemented by photos draw from the Association's own rich archives. The images are linked by texts written by buglers and committee members of the Association. David Cameron, Prime-Minster of the United Kingdom, kindly agreed to write the foreword.

The book in English can be ordered through our website.


Thanks to John Underhill.

As a mark of special appreciation for his continuous support of the Last Post Association John Underhill MBE has been appointed as an official patron of the Last Post Association on Friday, 11 June 2016. Many thanks John!

Photos.


Visit Minister Kent Hehr - Canada.

The Honorable Kent Hehr, Canadian Minister of Veterans’ Affairs, attended the Last Post ceremony on Thursday, 30 June 2016 as head of an important Canadian delegation. They were also in Thiepval (France) to remember the centenary of the Battle of the Somme on Friday, 1 July 2016. In total 6,720 Canadian soldiers are mentionned on the panels of the Menin Gate.

The ceremony on Thursday, 30 June 2016 was attended by a large crowd: approximately 2,500 to 3,000 people were present that evening.

Photos of the visit of Minister Kent Hehr


FAQ's for your visit.

To help you prepare your visit to the Menin Gate in good order, a FAQ-page has been recently added to our website. The section offers you answers to many questions we receive daily and that you also might have. 

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