Kilmington RBL members visit French WW1 battlefields

Kilmington RBL members in Cambrai Cemetery. Picture: SUBMITTED

Kilmington RBL members in Cambrai Cemetery. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

Some laid wreaths on the graves of relatives - which a number of families were visitng for the first time

More than 40 members of Kilmington Branch of the Royal British Legion have been on a Battlefield Tour in France

They joined other Devon RBL representatives to visit Arras and a number of the WW1 Battlefields.

For Kilmington it was a means of celebrating the 100th anniversary, marking the end of WW1.

During the visit small acts of remembrance allowed a number of individuals to lay wreaths at the graves of relatives - some visited by families for the very first time.

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In addition, a small service of remembrance was held at the ‘Devon Trench’ remembering all those who fell while serving in the Devonshire Regiment. Wreaths were laid on behalf of RBL Devon County, the Devon and Dorset Regiment - now The Rifles - and RBL Kilmington Branch.

A spokesman said: “Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the four day visit, including the social events. Thanks must go to Devon County for organising the trip.”

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