Last Post ceremony
Last Post ceremony
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  • Carr44
    Hertfordshire, United Kingdom65 contributions
    Very sobering experience
    Extraordinary to think this ceremony has taken place every evening at 8 pm since 1927 to honour those who gave their lives in WW1 (except for the WW2) years. It is sobering to think of the 54,000 men who marched into battle from that spot and didn't come back. At the moment the Menin Gate is clad in scaffolding undergoing restoration ahead of the centenary in 2027 so we were unable to see my husband's grandfather's name on panel 9, but we have seen it before and will return. The Last Post Association's website gives details of those laying wreaths each day. On Sunday there were seven schools involved and I have to say I wasn't incredibly impressed with the behaviour of some of the teenagers who were there to witness the buglers play the Last Post and Reveille followed by the Exhortation. We went again on Monday, getting there by 19.15 which meant we found a space on the barrier which was better.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 28 June 2023
  • Colin
    Australia18 contributions
    Poignant , respectful a very moving experience.
    Well worth arriving early for this ceremony that has gone on uninterrupted ( apart from WW2) since 1927. This is well run and respectful to the people who gave their lives for us all those years ago. I found the whole experience very moving.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 September 2023
  • David A
    Preston, United Kingdom517 contributions
    Moving and powerful
    I’ve seen this before and even though the Menin Gate was under repair, it hadn’t lost any of the solemnity and power. It’s important to thank those who play and those who organise it. Those watching were respectful as were those who brought poppy wreaths. It was lovely to see young people as well as an army squad. We will remember them.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 October 2023
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Ray K
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Couples
Fantastic atmosphere, well worth the visit despite the on going maintenance work and bad weather the crowd enjoyed a cathedral choir and of course the playing of the last Post
Written 14 November 2023
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Sally S
Liverpool, UK27 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
Must see and do if you are in and around Ypres. Last Post sounds each night at 8pm with a solemn ceremony and buglers. Having wanted to visit for so long it didn’t disappoint.
Written 27 October 2023
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David A
Preston, UK517 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
I’ve seen this before and even though the Menin Gate was under repair, it hadn’t lost any of the solemnity and power. It’s important to thank those who play and those who organise it. Those watching were respectful as were those who brought poppy wreaths. It was lovely to see young people as well as an army squad. We will remember them.
Written 15 October 2023
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DrCindy87
Tacoma, WA542 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
4 stars only because, even though we got there early, I was too short to see much. 6’6” hubby was able to give me the play by play later. Short but solemn.
Written 30 September 2023
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Colin
Australia18 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
Well worth arriving early for this ceremony that has gone on uninterrupted ( apart from WW2) since 1927.
This is well run and respectful to the people who gave their lives for us all those years ago.
I found the whole experience very moving.
Written 13 September 2023
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Carr44
Hertfordshire, UK65 contributions
Jun 2023
Extraordinary to think this ceremony has taken place every evening at 8 pm since 1927 to honour those who gave their lives in WW1 (except for the WW2) years. It is sobering to think of the 54,000 men who marched into battle from that spot and didn't come back. At the moment the Menin Gate is clad in scaffolding undergoing restoration ahead of the centenary in 2027 so we were unable to see my husband's grandfather's name on panel 9, but we have seen it before and will return. The Last Post Association's website gives details of those laying wreaths each day. On Sunday there were seven schools involved and I have to say I wasn't incredibly impressed with the behaviour of some of the teenagers who were there to witness the buglers play the Last Post and Reveille followed by the Exhortation. We went again on Monday, getting there by 19.15 which meant we found a space on the barrier which was better.
Written 28 June 2023
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Steve E
West Sussex80 contributions
Feb 2023
You must visit once if you are in Ypres. The ceremony only lasts about 8 minutes but is moving and makes you think.
Written 28 February 2023
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Petrus D
Durbanville, South Africa18 contributions
Dec 2022
Moving experience. Well worth the wait, Be there about 20-30 minutes before the ceremony to get a good view. The area is quite limited but well worth it.
Written 28 January 2023
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michaelbinary
Kent, UK19 contributions
Dec 2022
Every night at 8pm since 1928 the last post ceremony takes place. It very moving and emotional. The locals take this very seriously, 550,000+ soldiers (on both sides) died attacking and defending this area and they are not forgotten. Over 100,000 lie somewere in the surrounding fields and are still waiting to be discovered.
We should not forget them. !!!
Written 19 December 2022
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Anna240
Toulouse, France167 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
We were advised to be early,for family reasons we wished to read roll call on the wall of Northumberland fusiliers which was perfect place
Written 18 December 2022
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