Newsletter January 2017
Centenary of Passchendaele - The Third Battle of Ieper - 30 & 31/07/2017.
The commemoration of the Third Battle of Ypres, commonly known as Passchendaele, will take place on 30 & 31/07/2017.
All members of the Last Post Association are invited to follow the traditional Last Post Ceremony on 30/07/2017 on the large screen on the market square in Ieper. Due to security reasons, access to the Menin Gate will not be open to the public.
The ceremony will be followed by a series of live performances in Ypres’ rebuilt Market Square, that tell the story of the Battle. Images and film will also be projected onto the town’s famous Cloth Hall.
On 31 July 2017, the centenary of the first day of the Third Battle of Ypres, the focus will shift to the 12,000 graves and 35,000 names on the Memorial Wall to the Missing at the CWGC Tyne Cot Cemetery, which bears witness to the ferocious battle.
Registration for these events is necessary. All members of the Last Post Association are invited to do so.
Visit Prime Minister New Zealand - 11/01/2017.
On Wednesday, 11 January 2017, the Rt Hon Bill English, Prime Minister of New Zealand attended a special Last Post Ceremony under the Menin Gate in Ieper. The Prime Minister also visited Ploegsteert, Mesen and Passendale. Chairman Benoit Mottrie: "This visit underlines the strong relations between the Last Post Association, the City of Ieper and the people and government of New Zealand. We will never forget the sacrifice made by their soldiers during the Great War."
Our members support us.
The Last Post Association is an independent, voluntary, non-profit organisation. It was the Association that first founded the Last Post Ceremony back in 1928, and it is the Association that is still responsible for the day-to-day organisation of this unique act of homage. A (lifetime) membership of the Last Post Association offers you an opportunity to support us and helps people to remember and understand the meaning of our daily tribute.
Watch our short videos and learn why these members support the Last Post Association.
Do you also want to become a member and support us?
Order your Last Post lapel badge(s).
You can order online your lapel badge(s) to show your support for the Last Post Association. Our lapel badges are being worn by supporters worldwide. You simply need to follow the instructions on our website. After receipt of your order and payment, your lapel badge(s) will be sent to your home address.
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You can also order the Last Post CD.
Thanks to Filip Top.
We recently said goodbye to Filip Top as bugler of the Last Post Association. Filip was one of our buglers from 2007 untill 2016. One of the highlights was certainly the visit to Australia in 2012 when Filip was part of the Last Post delegation that went to Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney.
Many thanks Filip !
The Last Post Association is an independent, voluntary, non-profit organisation. It was the Association that first founded the Last Post Ceremony back in 1928, and it's the Association that today is still responsible for the day-to-day organisation of this unique act of homage under the Menin Gate in Ieper.