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Coach Trip To Ypres In Belgium And Neuve Chapel In France To See Sikh Memorials

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Coach trip to Ypres in Belgium

and Neuve Chapel in France

£90 - inc hotel travel lunch

Saturday 12th to Sunday 13th October 2013


Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Summerset Road, Handsworth Wood

Sikh Community and Youth Service UK in association with Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Somerset Road, Handsworth Wood have arranged a remembrance coach trip to Ypres in Belgium and Neuve Chaple in France to pay respects to the Sikh War Veterans of World War 1 and 2. This trip is supported by Birmingham and Sandwell Gurdwaras.
contact : Sundeep Singh at the Sikh Community & Youth Service UK, 348 Soho Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B21 9QL (Monday – Friday 11am – 5.00pm) as soon as possible with all details completed. Please make sure this is returned before 1st September 2013 at the very latest. Payment must be received before we can issue the tickets. Please book early to avoid disappointment.
Sundeep Singh - 0121 523 0147 - 11am-5pm mon to fri
Mr Dhesy - 07507 113113
Ranvir Singh Virdi - 07748 323560


Belgium and France Visit from 12th October to 13th October 2013
Lunch from Gurdwara will be provided on the ferry during travel to Calais on Saturday. Refreshments will be provided at Neuve Chapelle on Sunday (Courtesy of Singh Sabha Gurdwara, Paris). You will be responsible for purchasing your
own food and drink at all other times.

Saturday 12th October 2013
7:00 Pick up from Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Somerset Road, Handsworth Wood
(Distance to Dover 205 miles, approx. time of journey 3.5 hours)
11:30 Arrive in Dover
13:00 Ferry sails to Calais (France), Lunch on ferry. Approx 1.5 hours on ferry.
15:30 Arrive in Calais depart for P & J Giftstore Calais, Rue Marcel Dassault, 62100 (Distance 3 miles, approx. 10 minutes)
16:00 Depart for Ypres (Distance 56 miles, 1 hour 10mins)
17:15 Arrive in Ypres. Check in hotel. Rest of the evening at leisure
20:00 Visit the Menin Gate for the Last Post Ceremony (within walking distance of hotel)
Sunday 13th October 2013
8:00 Breakfast in hotel
9:00 Visit Hollebeke village and see the Sikh’s first Military Memorial in Europe. This place marks the position where the
Sikhs first fought against the Germans in 1914 in Belgium on the Western front.
10:30 Head to Neuve Chapelle in France (Distance 22 miles, 45 minutes)
11:15 Arrive at Neuve Chapelle Memorial.
The Indian memorial at Neuve Chapelle commemorates over 4,700 Indian soldiers and labourers who lost their lives on
the Western Front during World War 1 and have no known graves. This will be the meeting place with Sikhs from France,
Belgium, Holland etc and other important invited guests. A remembrance ceremony will take place and you will have the
chance to learn more about this place.
14:00 Leave Neuve Chapelle memorial and depart for P & J Giftstore Calais, Rue Marcel Dassault, 62100,
(57miles, 1.5 hours)
15.50 Leave P & J Giftstore for Calais ferry port (Distance 3 miles, approx. 10 minutes)
16:00 Arrive at Calais and catch ferry to Dover
17:00 Arrive at Dover and depart for Birmingham
21:30 Arrival in Birmingham
NB : The above are approximate times and maybe subject to change, visit to P&J Gift store will take place if there are no delays


Belgium & France Trip Booking Form.pdf

Belgium & France Trip Itinerary (2).pdf

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