Concert on Armistice

Last Post Association organises its 17th remembrance concert during this year’s Armistice  commemorations On Friday 11 November and Saturday 12 November 2022, the Last Post Association will be organising the 17th edition of its ‘The Great War Remembered’ concert, held in the unique setting of Ieper’s St. Martin’s Cathedral. The soloists for this edition are […]

Tribute Queen Elizabeth II

The Last Post Association and the City of Ieper will organise a tribute and a moment of reflection for HM Queen Elizabeth II on Friday 9 September 2022 at 8 p.m. during the daily Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ieper. A short address will be held and representatives of the City of […]

105 Years 3rd Battle of Ieper

30/07/2022 – Speech by Benoit Mottrie, Chairman of the Last Post Association Dear ladies and gentlemen, We are here this evening to commemorate the 105th anniversary of the start of the Third Battle of Ypres. On occasions like this, it is customary to express our gratitude for the gifts of peace and freedom that such […]

Speech 94 years Last Post

25/04/2022 – Speech by Mathieu Mottrie, Vice-Chairman of the Last Post Association Dear ladies and gentlemen, Welcome to the 94th anniversary of the Last Post ceremony. Tonight, the Last Post will sound for 32550th time, under this Menin Gate. Since the 2nd of July 1928, the Last Post Ceremony seeks to express, day after day, […]

ANZAC Day: Speech

25/04/2022 – Speech by Benoit Mottrie, Chairman of the Last Post Association Nowadays, there is much talk about the need for solidarity.  Europe is in crisis.  Some elements of our way of life seem under threat.  Only solidarity can save us, or so we are told. In 1914, Europe was also in crisis.  Then, too, […]

Graham Parker: Rest in Peace

Lt Col (Retd) Graham Parker, OBE: Rest in Peace It is with deep regret that the Last Post Association has been informed of the passing of Colonel Graham Parker. Graham was not only a loyal supporter of the Last Post Association over four decades, but was also one of the finest champions of the wider principles […]

The lesson from the past

Message from the Last Post Association For nearly a century (ever since July 1928), the Last Post Association has sounded the Last Post every day under the Menin Gate Memorial in Ieper to commemorate those who died during the First World War. This daily tribute reminds us of the terror and horror of all wars, a […]

Last Post & COVID

Update: As of 07/03/2022, all restrictions have been cancelled. As a result of the most recent changes to the COVID regulations in Belgium, with effect from Friday 18 February 2022 it will no longer be necessary to wear a face mask during the Last Post ceremony. It will however still be necessary to have a […]

Two new ceremonial assistants

The Last Post Association is pleased and proud to announce that the organisation has recruited two new ceremonial assistants to swell its ranks; namely, Bart D’Hulster and Johan Moors. In their new role, they will provide support for the daily Last Post Ceremony in Ieper. Vacancy For the first time in its 93 year history, […]

Last Post & COVID

With effect from today, Monday, 22 November 2021, access to the Last Post Ceremony will only be possible with a COVID Safe Ticket (confirming double vaccination, recovery from infection, or the results of a negative PCR test within the last 48 hours). Please have the necessary documentation ready for presentation when you arrive at the […]