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July 2017

Chemin de la Liberte 2017 6th – 9th July

July 6 @ 8:00 am - July 9 @ 5:00 pm
Saint-Girons

This annual, very arduous event takes place in the high Pyrenees.  Weather conditions, even in July, can be very difficult.  In 2013 the event had to be curtailed due to snow, and last year the weather could best be described as miserable!  However if you would like a challenge, are fit for arduous mountain walking and would like to take part then please contact the organisers via the website.  Please note that the organisers now insist that all participants bring…

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August 2017

ELMS Family Day, NMA Saturday 5th August 2017

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
National Memorial Arboretum,
Alrewas, DE13 7AR United Kingdom
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The ELMS family day will take place on Saturday 5th August at the National memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire.  It is a day for family and friends to gather and hopefully enjoy some fine weather in the wonderful setting of the Arboretum.  If you would like further details then please contact us via the website.

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September 2017

Allied Air Forces Memorial Day

September 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Yorkshire Air Museum,
Elvington, United Kingdom
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This event takes place on the 2nd September at the Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington, near York. Allied Air Forces Day is attended by hundreds of servicemen and veterans from all over UK, and is one of the largest events of its kind in Britain. Regular annual commemorations for various squadrons, units and regiments take place at the Museum.  The event is open to all and full details will appear on the Museum website in due course.

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The Crow’s Flight Trail

September 6 @ 6:00 pm - September 10 @ 5:00 pm
Maribor,
Slovenia
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This trail event retraces the route taken by Allied POWs who were freed from Stalag XVlllD at Maribor in Slovenia (formerly Yugoslavia) to their eventual extraction point from an airfield at Otok.  The route is approximately 200 miles from start to finish and is usually conducted in three separate phases. It always takes place in September and dates have now been published for this year’s event.   The trail can properly be described as Difficult. In 2015 the walkers from the…

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Comete Trail September 2017

September 8 @ 8:00 am - September 10 @ 5:00 pm
Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France,
France
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Since its inception, the format of the long weekend has consisted of the ‘ceremonial’ on the Friday – laying wreaths at War Memorials and the graves of Comète notables; visiting the “Villa Voisin“, Anglet (Comète operations in SW France controlled from here) and Vins d’Honneur at St-Jean-de-Luz and Anglet. The Saturday and Sunday sees us retracing the original Comète routes. A few years ago we decided to alternate the classic coastal route with the inland route that was used from…

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October 2017

Comete Reunion Weekend 2017

October 20 @ 8:00 am - October 22 @ 5:00 pm
Brussels,
Belgium
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We do not yet have the details of the programme planned for the weekend.  As soon as we do we will publish them.

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December 2017

ELMS Christmas Lunch 2017

December 9 @ 12:00 am - 3:00 pm

Following on from the successful event organised by John Clinch tin 2016 ELMS are re-launching our ‘Ici Londres’ event as a simple lunch, in London on Saturday the 9th December 2017.  Full details will follow one we have them but the event will be open to both ELMS members and others with an interest in ‘Escape Line’ matters.  There will be no additional programme of visits etc, but those who wish to may of course make their own arrangements to…

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