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SAMBRE CANAL / RHONELLE RIVER BATTLEFIELD TOUR 30/31 OCTOBER 2018

Posted by THE ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION on Mon, Jul 23 2018 at 01:44 PM CDT:


THE ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION
SAMBRE CANAL / RHONELLE RIVER BATTLEFIELD TOUR
30/31 OCTOBER 2018

GENERAL
The coaches and hotel are now booked, therefore we now require Branch lists ASAP.
We are booked on the 0920 Eurotunnel crossing from Folkestone for the outward journey on Tues 30 Oct and 1950 (local) for the return crossing on both Tues 30 Oct, Wed 31 Oct 2018.

As explained in the Warning Order, Coach 1 from Chichester will be completing the two day trip. Coach 2 from Eastbourne is doing the first day only. Be aware, those wanting the two day trip will have to make their way to the relevant pick up points for coach 1. Those requiring the one day trip will have to make arrangements to be at either the Eastbourne start point or one of the eastbound pick up points.

EXECUTION

TIMINGS 30 OCT 2018
Coach 1
0530 Depart Chichester – Waitrose

0645 Pease Pottage Services – PUP - Services Area pick up Brighton & Burgess Hill members

0815 Folkestone Services (Stop 24) – PUP – Coach set down point (RV with coach 1)

0830 Arrive Folkestone Eurotunnel Terminal

Coach 2
0630 Eastbourne – PUP – Footbridge, Langney Shopping Centre

0640 Pevensey – PUP – Smugglers Pub

0655 Little Common – PUP – Roundabout

0700 Bexhill – PUP – Bexhill Common/Sports Centre

0720 Hastings – PUP – Ore

0815 Folkestone Services (Stop 24) – PUP – Coach set down point (RV with coach 1)

0830 Arrive Folkestone Eurotunnel Terminal

PROGRAMME 30 OCTOBER 2018 (All timings local)
1100 Depart Coquelles

1230 Comfort stop (15 mins) Baraile services

1345 Arrive Lock No1, Sambre Canal, RV with President for presentation of action

1445 Depart Lock No 1 (Coach 2 departs for return, visiting Ors cemetery and lunch at Le
Cateau on return)

1600 Arrive Hotel (Ibis - Cambrai) Free time for rest of day including meal at own expense

PROGRAMME 31 Oct 2018
1000 Depart Hotel

1100 Arrive Orsinval, RV with President for presentation on Rhonelle River crossing by 9th Btn

1230 Depart Wargnies-le-Petit

1330 Arrive Bersillies, presentation by President on last casualties of WW1

1400 Lunch

1500 Depart for return journey

1800 Arrive wine warehouse

1920 Check in at Coquelles for the 1950 return crossing

NB: Coach will drop off in reverse order

SERVICE SUPPORT

COST
The cost of the two day trip is £170 per person (with a £30.00 single room supplement) plus £15.00 insurance. Money to be paid to the Regimental Secretary as soon as possible, cheques should be made out to the ’War Memorial Fund’. The Secretary’s address is:
Maj B Hudson
29 Henry Avenue
Rustington
West Sussex BN16 2PA
The one day trip is £45.00 per person and the cheque should be made to the ‘Royal Sussex Regimental Association’ and sent to:
Barry Lane
Valhalla, 49 Friday Street
Eastbourne
East Sussex BN23 8AR
Please all complete the slip below with your required pick up point when sending cheques.


REFRESHMENTS
As lunch on both days is fairly late, it is recommended that a snack is taken as the comfort stop is one and a half hours from Calais. There is a shop at the Baraile Services if a top up is required. Toilets and drinks are available on the coaches, but limited.

DRESS
Bowlers/berets, lounge suits/blazers and Regimental ties. Casual for free time.

COMMS
Emergency mobile numbers on the day 07989864746 or 07918787492.

MISC
All must be in possession of a valid passport and EHIC is recommended.


B. Hudson
Regimental Secretary

NB: The hotel requires our final number by 31 July. So Branch lists and money must be with the relevant person before this date, otherwise it’s a no show.

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Coach 1
Name(s)
Pick up point required
Room required Single/Twin
Remarks


Single rooms are restricted in number, if single, please indicate your willingness to share a double (twin bedded) with a fellow member.
I am willing to share a double room (Twin beds)……………………………………………………………………Yes/No

Coach 2
Name(s)
Pick up point required
Remarks





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