RFDS Somme
Stride 2019

RFDS Somme Stride 2019

May 3rd – 6th 2019

Rough itinerary details below

The itinerary will be updated closer to the event

 

RFDS Somme Stride 2019


Come walk the RFDS Somme Stride – May 3rd-6th 2019

Donate to the RFDS Friends in the UK
and join our long weekend discovering
the battlefields of WW1 and honouring
the ANZAC sacrifice on the Somme, France.

 

FRIDAY – TRAVEL
SATURDAY – DISCOVER
SUNDAY –15/25KM BATTLEFIELD WALKING CHALLENGE
MONDAY – HONOUR

Register by donation to RFDS UK
Min Donation to RFDS UK : £250pp
(Donation before 31st Dec: £200pp)
Plus Event Cost £495pp
(£100 Single Supp. Family room discount available.)

Coach/Ferry to Ebbsfleet to Amiens, France
3 Nights 3 Star Accommodation
Breakfasts and Dinners
Fully Guided
Visit to the Sir John Monash Centre
Specialist Demonstrations
Quiz Night
Wreath laying Ceremony at AIF Memorial

Required registration information:
Individual/Group Names and Emails
Current Passport (minimum 6 months validity)
Travel Insurance Compulsory

Sample of Tour Operator Terms and Conditions

Register by donation and we will contact you

Register by donation

Money raised goes to RFDS Australia

RFDS Somme Stride 2019

Friday 3rd May 2019
TRAVEL

Mid-Morning: Meet the coach at Ebbsfleet International Station and travel to Dover for ferry crossing. There are fast trains from St. Pancras Station to Ebbsfleet every 15 minutes or you may choose to utilise the ample secure parking.

Late-Afternoon: Check into 3star hotel, Amiens which will be our tour base.

Evening: Meet for a welcome drink and historic context briefing before the evening meal.

(Evening meal and breakfast included)

(Times approximate-awaiting confirmation)

RFDS Somme Stride 2019

Saturday 4th May 2019
DISCOVER

Morning: Visit to the new Sir John Monash Centre, Villers-Bretonneux set in the grounds of the Australian Military Memorial. The multimedia centre tells the story of the contribution made by Australians on the Western Front in WW1.

Afternoon: Demonstrations

  1. Signalling-“The Fog of War” An exercise in the use of flags and Morse code messages.
  2. Cooking-“The Mess Tin Challenge” using ‘Hexi-burners’, wartime ingredients & period mess tins.
  3. Medical-“Stretcher Bearers” Problem solving in casualty evacuation using wartime medical equipment.
  4. Archeology-Underground experience at the Glory Hole site La Boiselle.

Evening: Meal and Quiz Night to end the day.

(Breakfast and evening meal included)

RFDS Somme Stride 2019

Sunday 5th May 2019
THE LONG STRIDE

Checkpoint to Checkpoint Walking Challenge

Short 15km

Long Route 25km

Energetic guided walking challenge between WW1 Anzac Battlefields and significant historic landmarks. Walk in the theatre of war where our Aussie Diggers fought from 1914-1918.

Including Adelaide Cemetery, the Somme River, Beacon Hill and Dernancourt.

Evening: Dinner and prize giving ceremony.

(Breakfast, packed lunch and evening meal included)

RFDS Somme Stride 2019

Monday 6th May 2019
HONOUR

Morning: Visit the city of Arras and the Flying Services Memorial, Memorial to the Missing.

Listed is our RFDS hero, Lieutenant Clifford Peel of No 3 Squadron Australian Flying Corps who went missing in 1918. Be part of this special wreath laying ceremony.

For more information about Cliff: http://www.3squadron.org.au/subpages/peel.htm

Afternoon: Ferry crossing Calais to Dover. Arrive Ebbsfleet mid-afternoon.

(Breakfast included)