Armisitice Day

Monday 11 November, 2019 from 09:00 to 17:00

International book fair
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
PC de Craeye, Kraaiveldstraat 7, Passendale
Free entrance

Book fair with both national and international participants who bring a lot of books about WWI and local history.

Contact person: Luc Delancker: +32  472 29 54 53

Eucharistic celebration
10 a.m.
Church, Zandvoorde

Local Armistice Day ceremony at Zandvoorde church.

Black Watch Corner Ceremony – Scottish Armistice Day in Flanders

2 p.m.
Oude Kortrijkstraat, corner Polygon Wood

On November 11th 1914 the 1st Battalion of the Black Watch Regiment played a crucial role during the securing of the Ypres Salient. To commemorate this fact, the Field Marshal Haig’s Own Pipes & Drums organise, together with the Black Watch Association, the municipality of Zonnebeke and the MMP 1917 a ceremony at the Black Watch monument.

Ceremony at CWGC Tyne Cot Cemetery

3.30 p.m.
Every year the West Yorkshire Police Band commemorates the 124 policemen who fell during the First World War. 36 were buried in Belgium and 5 of them are commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

Due to the ceremony, the car park of CWGC Tyne Cot Cemetery will also be inaccessible as of noon. Please park along the 'Passendalestraat' or on the parking of 'Pasfrost' (Passendalestraat 80, 8980 Zonnebeke). From this parking on, the MMP 1917 provides free  shuttles (trains) between 1.00 p.m.  and 5 p.m. to the cemetery.

From Saturday 9 November until Monday 11 November, the volunteers of the GPS1917 vzw and the MMP1917 offer free coffee on the car park of CWGC Tyne Cot Cemetery between 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. On those days you can also find our colleagues from the research centre on the car park between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. They will be happy to inform you about our project ‘Passchendaele Archives’.