Update on July 2021 Pilgrimage

It is with profound regret that McCrae’s Battalion Trust announces the cancellation of the 2021 pilgrimage to Contalmaison.

With the situation remaining uncertain, and especially since much of France remains closed, curfewed or difficult to access, to undertake complex logistic arrangements at this moment is simply too great a challenge. Although a disappointing decision, the safety and wellbeing of our travellers, and our friends in France, remains paramount.

The Trust will maintain a watching brief on the developing situation, and if it is achievable, a scaled down ‘mini’ pilgrimage may be a possibility later in the year.

In the event that this proves impossible, then we are committed to re-launching our annual visit to France in June/July 2022 – to coincide with the formal unveiling of our new ‘Gary Tait and Patricia Leroy’ memorial bench.

Further announcements will follow as the situation develops.

Thank you for your continuing support.

Craig Herbertson, Chairman

John Dalgleish, Secretary

McCrae’s Battalion Trust