Visits to Melbourne and Canberra On Tuesday, November 6th, 2012, a delegation of the Ypres’ Last Post Association will travel to Melbourne, Australia. The delegation consisting of Jan Matsaert (member of the board) and buglers Filip Top and Jan Callemein who will participate at the official ceremonies on the occasion of Armistice. This trip underlines […]
Panels at section 34 Commonwealth War Graves CommissionYpres Menin Gate Memorial Work will commence on 7 May 2012 to replace the name panels at section 34 of the Menin Gate Memorial. During the works access to the panels at section 34 and the adjacent sections 32, 30 and part of 22 will not be possible. […]
Traditionally on 25th April, the day of the landing in Gallipoli, the Australian and New Zealand communities remember the fallen of their countries during the Great War. The morning remembrance services are held in Zonnebeke, Passendale and Mesen. It ends with a special Last Post Ceremony under the Meningate at Ieper which starts at 11.00hrs. All supporting […]
His Excellency the Right Honourable David Lloyd Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief in and over Canada attended the Last Post ceremony on Sunday, April, 8th, 2012.
A very good friend whom I have known since childhood was a member of the youth fire brigade, then going on to follow a course to become a fireman. The idea to present myself as a candidate to become a voluntary fireman also appealed to me. From time to time I was allowed to join […]