VE-Day: Speech

08/05/2024 – Speech by Benoit Mottrie, Chairman of the Last Post Association Ladies and gentleman, dames en heren, Let me first welcome our guests from the United States from the Doughboy Foundation. They have started a daily Last Post Ceremony at the new World War I Memorial in Washington which will be unveiled in September. […]

Household Cavalry: Speech

04/05/2024 – Speech by Benoit Mottrie, Chairman of the Last Post Association Lord Astor, Gen Smyth Osbourne, Col Griffin, esteemed guests, ladies and gentlemen, On May 4, 1924, exactly a century ago today,  Field Marshall Haig unveiled the HH Cavalry Memorial in Zandvoorde. The memorial is erected on hallowed ground, purchased by Lady Worsley to […]

Household Cavalry comes to Zandvoorde and Ypres

Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May 2024 The Household Cavalry is coming to Zandvoorde (Zonnebeke) and Ypres during the weekend of 4 and 5 May 2024. This is to mark the 100th anniversary of the inauguration of the memorial column for the Royal Household Cavalry in Zandvoorde. They will also hold a short tattoo on […]

ANZAC Day: Speech

25/04/2024 – Speech by Benoit Mottrie, Chairman of the Last Post Association Minister, Burgemeester, Excellenties, Ladies and gentlemen, dames en heren, Welcome to this 108th commemoration of ANZAC Day, for the very first time not in our usual setting under the Menin Gate, but, exceptionally, here alongside Sir Reginald Blomfield’s magnificent memorial. The work that […]