Welcome to the official website for the UK national commemorative events to mark the Centenary of Passchendaele – The Third Battle of Ypres, taking place on 30 and 31 July 2017
Here you will be able to find more information about the UK Government plans to commemorate the Centenary of Passchendaele – The Third Battle of Ypres. There will be two large-scale events taking place over consecutive days, and there are many ways to take part.
On the evening of 30 July a public event will be held in the Market Square at Ieper, where projection mapping and live performance will tell the story of how the war on the Ypres Salient was experienced. This will follow the Last Post Ceremony at the Commonwealth War Grave Commission’s (CWGC) Menin Gate Memorial, which will also be shown on large screens in the Square.
You can find out more information about attending this public event here.
The next day, 31 July, a ticket-only event will take place in the afternoon at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s Tyne Cot Cemetery. The ballot for tickets for this event is now closed, and applicants will be informed of the outcome by 10 March.