Arrse tour of the Somme

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  1. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
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    This tour will take place over the weekend 10th to 13 October.

    Accommodation

    Because of the problem with accommodation in the area I have booked Snowden House in Longueval
    Snowden House

    This large self catering house can accommodate 16 & is owned by ex RMs.

    The cost of the house will be £42 per person for the three days, total cost not per day. Because I have to pay for the house up front, anyone wishing to come should register their interest & I will PM my details & when I have your payment I will confirm you as a member of the party. If we have more than 16 there may be the possibility of a further smaller house.

    Tour

    Our guides will be Flyingmonkey assisted by Banjotrooper.

    Tour will take the following format:
    Assemble Friday evening

    Saturday & Sunday as proposed by Flyingmonkey:

    This will be a walking tour over the days if the weather is on our side. It really is the best way to see the battlefields. Nothing too strenuous, a 3 to 5 mile walk in the morning and a 3 mile in the afternoon. Each walk normally taking about 3.5 hours due to talking, stops en route, cemetery visits etc.

    The walks will be linear with cars left at either end.
    If the weather is against us there will be a wet weather programme.

    On the Monday people will be able to make any additional visits they wish before their ferry home.

    We will have fun!!!
     
  2. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
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    Confirmed attending

    Flying monkey
    Banjotrooper
    Oldbaldy +1
    Fireworkphil +1
     
  3. Ord_Sgt

    Ord_Sgt RIP

    Add me in please ob.
     
  4. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
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    Asked to attend
    Ord_Sgt
    minister_doh_nut (be afraid, be very afraid :D )
     
  5. Unknown_Quantity

    Unknown_Quantity War Hero Moderator

     
  6. Sorry, c0ck up on dates, apols can't go....... Bummer
     
  7. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
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    Phew......... :)
     
  8. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
    1. Battlefield Tours

     
  9. Avec moi.
     
  10. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    count me in please :)
     
  11. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
    1. Battlefield Tours


    Asked to attend
    Ord_Sgt
    Unknown_Quantity
    JoseyWales
    YesItsMe
     
  12. In squecky voice

    'can I go as well please Sir!'
     
  13. Done catering for adv tr journts for afew years so we can sort out breaky with a good artery stopper if required
     
  14. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
    1. Battlefield Tours


    Asked to attend
    Ord_Sgt
    Unknown_Quantity
    JoseyWales
    YesItsMe
    Ticklishrodent
     
  15. Can we please have an update on how things went....on my desk first thing monday morning....