How lucky were we? The weather Gods clearly had a sense of humour failure this morning because we woke to steady rain and leaden skies. Just as well it was all over bar the shouting for our tour with only the journey back to Paris in front of us. Following our 'Last Supper' dinner the night before everyone was remarkably chipper. Our drive Philippe welcomed us on board for what proved to be a quick and uneventful return journey to Paris with the bulk of our team disembarking at Gare du Nord for the next phase of folks travels.
So ended an excellent eleven day program counting the first last and transit day from Ieper to Normandy.
As the leader I wish to extend my sincere thanks to all tour participants for wonderful company. I hope we were able to make the program a personal one and that we were able to share your own personal commemoration and tour objectives. My thanks also to our drivers Philippe and Lee for their professionalism, courtesy and above all judgement in getting us around in safety and comfort. Thank you also to Graham Fleeton and Battlefield History Tours for making this inaugural program the enjoyable and fulfilling experience I hope it has been for everyone involved.
As we say the VWM "If we mean it when we say 'We Will Remember Them', we need to know who they were". Lest we forget.