11th November – Armistice Day

On 11th November 1918, the guns fell silent and four long years of bloody war came to an end.  Although in Britain we shall be marking Remembrance Day on Sunday 13th November this year, Armistice Day is a public holiday in France and in Belgium to mark this historic date, with ceremonies and acts of remembrance held each year.

Lest We Forget Tours have been proud to visit the battlefields of the Somme in this centenary year, and we thank all those who have come with us to commemorate the catastrophic battles of 1916, which did not come to an end until 18th November that year.

It was said that every family in Britain knew someone who had been injured or killed on the Somme or at Ypres in World War 1.  We wear our poppies with pride as we remember the fallen of both World Wars and of subsequent conflicts.


We are now taking bookings for a special Flanders Fields tour to commemorate the centenary of the Third Battle of Ypres at Passchendaele in 1917.  This fully-guided one-day tour will be open to adults and children aged over 12.  Email enquiries@lestweforgettours.co.uk if you would like more information.

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


We provide fully-guided one-day tours for schools to Flanders Fields or to the Somme, visiting memorial sites, trenches and cemeteries, specially designed for both school parties and for adult groups and tailored to meet your specific requirements.  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 meet your needs
  • 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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