Monday, 5 August 2013

An update on the Welsh Memorial in Flanders Campaign

The 'stones' for the base of the Memorial, which will be a representation of a cromlech, were delivered to the site at Iron Cross on Pilkem Ridge on 10 July. The lorry carrying the stones was escorted in by members of the Royal British Legion Bikers Branch.  This was followed by a short ceremony where the stones were blessed and handed over to members of the Langemark Council, which included the playing of the Welsh National Anthem by a local schoolgirl on the flute. The stones were then off-loaded onto the site, where they will lie until the Belgian contracters in concert with the Belgian Branch of the Campaign Committee, will build the base.

Two IGBG members are on the Welsh Branch of the Campaign Committee; myself and Ian Gumm.

Reports from our friends on site say that the presence of the stones is already attracting visitors.  I attach some photographs fro your information.
Ian Mcleod