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Great War Centenary 2014-2018 website by Paul Reed

WW1 Centenary Battlefield Trek by Mark Banning



The Royal Star & Garter Battlefield Trek

Guest WW1 Centenary Blog Post by Battlefield Guide Mark Banning

The Royal Star & Garter Homes provide excellent nursing and care within a friendly, supportive environment for those who have served their country in the Armed Forces but now need specialist nursing care.

They understand that having hope and purpose in life is important to everyone, so they do their utmost to enable the people who choose to live with them to be as independent as possible and live life to the full. With this in mind, everyone who lives in their homes enjoys superb facilities, brilliant therapeutic care as well access to an extensive programme of activities and outings.


They recognise that the nation owes a great debt to veterans and their families, and they pride themselves in providing the level of care, friendship and respect they deserve. They also encourage and maintain strong military links because they know this is incredibly important to many within the ex-Service community.

To this end, and to commemorate the Centenary of the Great War, the Royal Star & Garter Home are organising a Trek around some of the most evocative parts of the Ypres Salient, the Sacred Ground of the British and Commonwealth Forces from 1914, during four long years of slog, hardship, endurance and sacrifice. Monies raised from your sponsorship will go towards providing the care that is need for these veterans.

Numbers for the Trek are limited to 20 people, with guides on hand to explain the events that occurred at key points on each day’s walk.

This is an ideal opportunity to give something back to those who served and to experience parts of the most iconic battlefields of the Great War through sponsorship of your walk.

Further details, including how to sign up for this Trek can be found via the website: www.starandgarter.org


Author: ww1centenary

Military Historian & author who works in Television: visiting & interpreting battlefields all over the world. Currently working on WW1 projects for 2014-18.

2 thoughts on “WW1 Centenary Battlefield Trek by Mark Banning

  1. Paul,
    A Neil George, BBC producer has contacted me about my grandfather’s watercolour dated 12.11.18, “Canal between Oisy and Etreux” ( see my Twitter photos0, and want to included it on his new programme about family owned paintings that have national significance. He liked the story of the two actions on the Sambre canal in 1914 (Munster Fusiliers, and the apple orchard ) and 1918 Royal Sussex, the Manchester and lancashire Fusiliers action . We believe more VCs were won over this canal than in any other small area. Would you agree?
    We may need a WWI historian to explain the action and background. Would you be interested?
    PS I can email you my notes in advance once we have a filming date……

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