The French Ambassador has attended the Last Post on 2nd March, 2011. H.E. Mrs Boccoz, French Ambassador in Belgium attended the Last Post Ceremony after having visited the In Flanders Fields Museum and been received by Burgomaster Luc Dehaene.
In the afternoon she visited, with representatives of the Last Post Association, the French and Allied monuments and cemeteries in the Ypres Salient.
The French Army has lost more than 80.000 soldiers in the Ypres Salient in WWI. After having supported and backed the British Army in 1914 and quite often during the whole war, French Britany and Colonial Divisions have been the target of the first Gas Attack.