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'Journey of Remembrance' in North East India

17th May 2011 Print

Poppy Travel, the official travel arm of the Royal British Legion, is organising a very special Journey of Remembrance to honour those who fought in the remote hillsides of North East India and turned the tide of war against the Japanese in 1944.

The 13 day, North East India, They Gave us our Today, tour gives the opportunity both to pay tribute to those who fought and died, many of whom were from the 14th Army commanded by Field Marshall William Slim, and explore this beautiful part of the world.

Often referred to as ‘The Forgotten Army’ it tended to be overlooked by the press in favour of events closer to home in Europe. Originally formed to defend India it was made up of units from Great Britain and the Commonwealth and ultimately regained Burma from the Japanese.

Highlights include the chance to take part in services of remembrance at Kohima and Imphal War Cemeteries; a visit to Field Marshall Slim’s bungalow, visit to the memorials honouring the sacrifices of the Royal Norfolk’s and Royal Scots; sightseeing tours of New Delhi and Colonial Old Delhi with the option of an excursion to the Taj Mahal.

The tour, which is run in association with Battlefield Tours by Leger Holidays, starts on 5 October with a flight from Heathrow to Calcutta (now Kolkata) and costs £2795 per person sharing; single room supplement is £675. Included in the price are return scheduled flights, coach travel in India, 11 nights’ accommodation, on either half or full board, battlefield tour leader and guide.

Also in attendance will be the Royal British Legion Support Group. This consists of a senior member of the Legion, a Standard Bearer and medic.

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