Thu, 30 Nov|
RGLI Memorial, France 2017
The installation of the first memorial to the RGLI at Masnieres, France on the hundredth anniversary of the defence of Le Rue Verte from enemy attack on 30 November 1917.
Time & Location
30 Nov 2017, 11:00 GMT-11
Rue Verte, Rue Verte, 59241 Masnières, France
About the Event
The first memorial to the RGLI on foriegn soil was unvieled on the 100th anniversay of the Battle of Les Rues Vertes on the spot where A Company stood to make their defence over three days, against overwhleming odds. Guernsey was represented at the event by His Excellency the Lt Govenor of Guernsey, The Bailiff of Guernsey, the RGLI Trust, Guernsey Army Cadet Force, Royal British Legion and private family members of the men who served. France was represented by the Sous-Prefet of Cambrai, Mayor of Masnieres, Deputies of the Republic of France, Veterans Association, French Army and the band and people of Masnieres. The joint service was conducted by the Dean of Guernsey and Catholic Church, Masnieres. The event was followed by a Vin D'Honeur hosted by the Commune.