Each year the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Battlefield tours, organise Pilgrimages to the Battle areas of the First World War. The tours are in August and September covering France and Belgium.
This year we plan to visit the Somme Battlefields, The Ypres Sailent, Arras, Vimy Ridge and Loos Battlefield areas.
The trips specialise in visiting specific cemeteries or memorials on the above mentioned battlefields as and when they are requested, and an experienced battlefield guide will accompany each trip, to commentate on the various battles and the many historic events that occurred in the areas that we visit. We can also assist people in the tracing of War graves from the First World War.
The K.O.Y.L.I Battlefield pilgrimages was formed as a charitable hobby in 1990 by ex-servicemen who have many years of practical experience in conducting visits to the First World War battlefield areas of France and Flanders, and we support the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal and other institutions. These trips are open to anyone who might be interested and we welcome all enquiries.
Anyone who requires further information should write to: John Battye; 32 Rhodes Street; Hightown: Castleford; West Yorkshire; WF10 5LL or call 01977 734614.
John Battye, Castleford