The Somme 100 Celebrations
Published: July 13th, 2016
I attended the Somme 100 celebrations on 1 Jul. It was a very moving and hugely powerful service which paid tribute to the incredible courage and sacrifice of those who fought. The 59 battalions of Fusiliers who took part in the offensive were remembered with pride and I laid a wreath, on behalf of us all, at the foot of the Thiepval Memorial.
I have had a number of comments regarding the First battalion’s Drums Platoon who acted as guides for the day. All said what great Fusilier ambassadors they were. Well done the Drums and thank yo
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