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Article about: I will be attending the ceremony at Lochnager Crater on July 1st this year. I will be staying near Amiens and Albert for 4 days Any other members in the Somme area July 1st ? Cheers

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    Yes mate paul will be out there as well !
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Quote by Paul D View Post
    Yes mate paul will be out there as well !
    Good
    I am really looking forward to it . Staying in the Ibis in Albert so will not be far from the front line as it was then

    Cheers

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    Unfortunately as with all the anniversaries where the "great and the good" turn up it will be a jamboree on the 1st July , hopefully there will be more room to move around the Battlefield without all the no go zones on the other days !
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Quote by HistoryMan View Post
    Good
    I am really looking forward to it . Staying in the Ibis in Albert so will not be far from the front line as it was then

    Cheers
    Do you ever meet up with the American author, Michael LoCicero on your travels to the battlefields? He is a good friend of mine.
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    Quote by Paul D View Post
    Unfortunately as with all the anniversaries where the "great and the good" turn up it will be a jamboree on the 1st July , hopefully there will be more room to move around the Battlefield without all the no go zones on the other days !
    Yes I know what you mean Paul, I remember what the D-Day 70th was like 2 years ago !! I think the security zone restrictions are lifted by midday on July 2nd so hopefully will not be so bad by then.

    Here is a map of the security zones, they cannot be entered without a pass after 8:00pm on the 30th June until midday July 2nd, I am pretty certain that is correct, but it may have changed, I will have to confirm.

    Cheers

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    Yes that's the one i have !
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Quote by HARRY THE MOLE View Post
    Do you ever meet up with the American author, Michael LoCicero on your travels to the battlefields? He is a good friend of mine.
    Never heard of him Steve !
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Quote by HARRY THE MOLE View Post
    Do you ever meet up with the American author, Michael LoCicero on your travels to the battlefields? He is a good friend of mine.
    I do not know him Steve. The only author I know is James Dorrian

    Cheers

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