2017 TMYS Events
01 May 2017 - 30 November 2017
Tank Corps - Belgium100 2017.
The below itinerary includes the following;
1. The TMYS Garden of Remembrance accompanied by the flags of the UK, Belgium & the Tank Corps with included 'Book of Remembrance' will be set up in the Langemark-Poelkapelle Town Hall entrance foyer. This commemoration will run from June 7th 2017 until November 11th 2017.
2. The Tank Corps flag will be raised above the TMYS throughout this same period likewise.
3. The 2017 annual TMYS ceremony will take place at 5pm on Saturday June 10th 2017 at the memorial in the presence of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod & TMYS Honorary President Lt General David Leakey CMG CBE. He will be accompanied by TMYS Vice President Lt (Retd) Ian Robertson formerly of the Irish Guards & Great Nephew of Captain Robertson VC. A suitable reception will then be held in the nearby "Postduif" cafe. All attending the ceremony are invited.
4. This will be followed with a dedicated inclusion within the Menin Gate 8pm last post ceremony. *See LPA calendar here; www.lastpost.be
The evening will conclude with the "Toast of Remembrance" at cost in a nearby suitable venue. To be confirmed on the day.
5. A dedicated Tank Corps service of remembrance will take place in St George's Memorial Church, Ypres on Sunday morning, June 11th 2017 @ 09.30hrs also in the presence of the VC awarded to Captain Clement Robertson VC, this being the first of four to be awarded to the Tank Corps during WW1.
6. An online commemoration will be set up on the TMYS web site to run from June 7th 2017 until November 11th 2018 which will include the names of all 243 WW1 Tank Corps soldiers & the single WW2 Royal Tank Regiment soldier commemorated by the TMYS.
7. C Sqn 3rd Royal Tank Regiment veterans; Troopers Andy & brother Nigel Butler & Chris Thompson amongst others have declared their collective attendances likewise.
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