Members of the Bexleyheath and Welling branch of The Royal British Legion joined thousands of Armed Forces veterans and supporters from across the UK and worldwide in a pilgrimage of remembrance to some of WW1’s most poignant sites.

The standards and members from the Crayford branch and Sidcup and Footscray Branch were also present representing the borough of Bexley.

A spectacular two-mile march through Ypres to the Commonwealth War Grave Commission’s Menin Gate Memorial, led by 1,100 standard bearers, was the culmination of the three-day event which saw the 2,200 participants visit the WW1 trenches, battlefields and cemeteries of France and Belgium.

Di Sprowles and Ken Sprowles attended the Great Pilgrimage 90 as representatives of Bexleyheath and Welling branch.

Di and Ken said “Being part of such an historic event, representing Bexleyheath and Welling in commemorating those that lost their lives in the First World War, was an honour and something we will never forget.”

For more information visit or to find out how to get involved with your local branch contact Ken Sprowles on 0208 303 2601 or visit the Bexleyheath and Welling RBL website or Facebook page.

Sent in by Ken Sprowles