Great Pilgrimage 90

In August 2018, the Legion’s membership – every county, branch and standard – will be asked to assemble for a Remembrance tour of The Somme and the Ypres Salient.



Great Pilgrimage 90 (GP90) will be a modern recreation of the 1928 pilgrimage. On the 8 August 1928, the original pilgrims marched in solemn salute to the Menin Gate in Ypres under the watchful gaze of the Prince of Wales, then the Legion’s Patron, to mark the 10th anniversary of the start of the “Last 100 Days Offensive”, which – later that year – led to the signing of the Armistice. On the 8 August 2018, it will be the Legion’s contemporary membership that will proudly carry their Standards along that very same route in Ypres.

This will be the largest membership event in the history of the Legion and presents a huge opportunity for branches to work collaboratively within their local communities; raising the profile of the branch, inspiring the commitment of our current membership and encouraging the recruitment of others.

Attendees will take part in a full two-day programme of visits to battlefield memorial sites, trenches, cemeteries of The Somme and the Ypres Salient, as well the parade on 8 August to the Menin Gate. The tour will be in the comfort of coaches, each accompanied by a battlefield tour guide.