Verdun Tour 16-18 March 2012

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  1. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
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    We are putting together a return trip to Verdun for the weekend 16-18 March 2012.
    The accommodation we used last time is no longer available but we think we've identified somewhere else.
    Flying Monkey is available that weekend to lead the group again.
    This is just a warning order & I'm not looking for firm commitments.
    I'll post the accommodation once we have a firm booking.
     
  2. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
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    Accn in the bag.
    What sort of shirt this time?
     
  3. I vote for another rugby shirt.

    Colour wise? Anything the flooter won't feel comfortable in so no salmon pink or any other gayer type shade of!
     
  4. The rugby shirt was great and fine with me.

    A unisex colour would be a bonus! :biggrin:
     
  5. Again guys typically I will be in warmer climes so I won't be on this one, absolutely gutted, OB I will have a shirt though so let me know nearer the time....

    Keep Bohs in check as the poor lad needs a hand to hold. But seriously guys have a good one Verdun is the best place for the visual effect and leave Bohs locked up at Fort Vaux ;)
     
  6. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
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    Bohs told us that but he also said that although you may be in sunnier climes you'll make sure everywhere you are is airconditioned!!!
     
  7. Looking forward to it already.
     
  8. Got that right OB why rough it if you don,t have to, still gotta go out in the heat to pop the NAAFI ;)
     
  9. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
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    Tour now sorted.
    As per the title dates are 16-18 March.
    Flying Monkey will, again be our guide.
    The accommodation we used last time is unavailable but Maginot Lion who was on the last Verdun tour found us this place:
    Gite-etape à Halles-sous-les-Côtes en Meuse : - Location Vacances Gîtes de France
    Cost for accommodation and tour shirt, half sleeved rugby with our Mr P logo (not in pink), is £80 (slightly down from last time), if anyone not going but would like a shirt only the cost is £25.
    As before you'll be added to the list when I have your money. I will need to have all booking by first week Feb so I can order the shirts.
    PM for details of how to pay.
    Local costs, guide, beer, food etc, will be collected on tour.

    Attending

    Flying Monkey
    Oldbaldy
    Mrs Baldy
     
  10. I am interested in this, I would also like to bring my son..ex Tankie but not an ARRSER.

    Question...Travel arrangements?

    We are both up in W. Yorks.
     
  11. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
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    Arters, travel is under own arrangements, usually people are able to hook up with others & fill cars. I know of no others in your area but we did have some travel down from Scotland for the Loos tour.
    No proble bringing non arrsers, we've had various friends & relatives with an interest in what we are doing come along.
     
  12. Thanks for the quick reply, own steam no problem, we could pick up 1 other as well,
    with luggage it could be only one.......looking forward, having done Tours of KZ's myself.
     
  13. oldbaldy

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

    Tour now sorted.
    As per the title dates are 16-18 March.
    Flying Monkey will, again be our guide.
    The accommodation we used last time is unavailable but Maginot Lion who was on the last Verdun tour found us this place:
    Gite-etape à Halles-sous-les-Côtes en Meuse : - Location Vacances Gîtes de France


    Cost for accommodation and tour shirt, half sleeved rugby with our Mr P logo (not in pink), is £80 (slightly down from last time), if anyone not going but would like a shirt only the cost is £25.
    As before you'll be added to the list when I have your money. I will need to have all booking by first week Feb so I can order the shirts.
    PM for details of how to pay.
    Local costs, guide, beer, food etc, will be collected on tour.

    Attending

    Flying Monkey
    Oldbaldy
    Mrs Baldy
    Guzzler
     
  14. Old Baldy, I have just transfered the money so it should be with you soon.

    Looking forward to seeing all the regular faces again.
     
  15. oldbaldy

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

    Tour now sorted.
    As per the title dates are 16-18 March.
    Flying Monkey will, again be our guide.
    The accommodation we used last time is unavailable but Maginot Lion who was on the last Verdun tour found us this place:
    Gite-etape à Halles-sous-les-Côtes en Meuse : - Location Vacances Gîtes de France



    Cost for accommodation and tour shirt, half sleeved rugby with our Mr P logo (not in pink), is £80 (slightly down from last time), if anyone not going but would like a shirt only the cost is £25.
    As before you'll be added to the list when I have your money. I will need to have all booking by first week Feb so I can order the shirts.
    PM for details of how to pay.
    Local costs, guide, beer, food etc, will be collected on tour.

    Attending

    Flying Monkey
    Oldbaldy
    Mrs Baldy
    Guzzler
    Tiger-Monkey2