CADS honorary member John Cameron-Webb MBE will be running a World War One tour to the Somme battlefields over the weekend of 1st and 2nd April 2023. The tour will look at the series of British offensives commonly referred to as The Battle of the Somme, or “The Big Push” which cost around 245,000 British and Empire casualties between 1st July and 18th November 1916. We will visit a variety of places of interest such as monuments, trenches, craters and cemeteries where John will give detailed information about the battles, the reasons why and how the offensive was conducted and it’s legacy today in British society.
Travelling the four-hour journey in private cars, the tour starts in the market town of Albert at 11. a.m. on Saturday 1st April and ends about 3 p.m. on the Sunday thus allowing the group to be home early evening that day. Costs can be kept to a minimum, namely overnight accommodation, breakfast, lunch and Saturday evening dinner together; travelling costs and incidentals. The tour is also suitable for those of restricted mobility and most age groups.
If you are interested to take part, please email John Cameron-Webb before 14th February at firstname.lastname@example.org (these trips are popular and will have to be capped at about 25 participants, so please respond as soon as possible if you are interested)