Our Autumn tour – Arras, Vimy and La Coupole

Thank you to all the people who came with us on our Flanders Fields tour on Saturday 20th May.  A special thank you to Malcolm Robinson, whose account of the tour and photos appear in this week’s Hastings Observer (page 40) and also feature on the Observer’s website, at the following link:  War dead remembered during Flanders visit.

OUR NEXT TOUR – SATURDAY 28 OCTOBER  This one-day fully-guided tour will include sites from WW1 and WW2.  It will depart from Hastings.  We will be visiting the fascinating town of Arras (see Tours tab on this website) with its interesting history and medieval tunnels that were used extensively in the two World Wars.  Home to the enormous RAF and RFC war memorials, it is well worth a visit.

We will also be visiting the impressive Canadian memorial at Vimy Ridge, with restored trenches and WW1 tunnels.  (See Tours tab.)

La Coupole, one of the most impressive remnants of the Second World War in Europe, is also on our schedule. The underground bunker where the V2 rockets were built for launching against London, built by concentration camp deportees, these missiles were amongst the most innovative devices developed during WW2.  It is a symbolic place of Nazi oppression due to its overwhelming mass, the nature of its underground facilities and the suffering of the slave labourers who built it.

Email enquiries@lestweforgettours.co.uk if you would like more information or to make a reservation, or telephone 01424 775730 for a booking form.


Another Somme tour is planned for Spring 2018. Lest We Forget Tours was proud to visit the battlefields of the Somme in 2016, the centenary year, and we thank all those who came with us to commemorate the catastrophic battles of 1916.

Our very successful Somme Centenary Tour in April 2016 was reviewed in the Hastings Observer on 6th May – a big thank you to Malcolm Robinson for writing this.  Copies are available from our office.   Somme tour article


LET US KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE US TO ARRANGE A TOUR FOR YOUR GROUP.  We provide fully-guided one-day tours for schools to WW1 sites, visiting memorials, trenches and cemeteries, specially designed for both school parties and for adult groups.  Our aim is to bring history to life by telling some of the human stories to illustrate the tragedies and triumphs of The Great War.  We offer:

  • A flexible itinerary that can be individually tailored to your requirements
  • Special tours for school parties studying the history of World War One
  • An unforgettable experience for your students or group members.

For further information, a quotation and a sample itinerary, or to arrange for our Tour Director to visit you, email on enquiries@lestweforgettours.co.uk or telephone on 01424 775730.

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