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Hampstead Pals

Hampstead Pals (Established 1978) organize private remembrance pilgrimages to to the Western Front of 1914-18. Arras, Cambrai, Somme, Ypres, Verdun, Mons, Loos & beyond.

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Hampstead Pals Centenary Battlefield Tour 22-26 October 2015

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 12:32:21 +0000

LOOS-YPRES-AGINCOURT 43 serving and ex Metropolitan Police Officers and friends departed from Bushey Police club at 7am on the Morning of Thursday 22 October 2015. Our destination Arras in Northern France, the town at the epicentre of Great War Activity 1914-18. After a successful crossing of the channel with no hold-ups, our first destination was […]

Hampstead Pals. 63rd Battlefield Tour, 24-29 May 2015  ‘The Rugby Internationals’

Sat, 06 Jun 2015 08:50:24 +0000

A Brief resume; This was our 63rd visit since we first started our travels in 1978 and the theme this Centenary year was “ Commonwealth Rugby Internationals who had died for King and Country”  (there were an astonishing 128 of them!) What followed was a delightful 6 days in France, where we stayed at the […]

Remembering Charles Pope VC in the Centenary year of the start of The Great War

Tue, 03 Jun 2014 08:37:30 +0000

Fifty of the Hampstead Pals returned from France this week after their annual commemoration for Charles Pope VC at Moeuvres Communal Cemetery Extension on Monday 26 May. The event was made even more special by the attendance of Charles Pope’s Granddaughter, Mary Lotter and his Grandson Guy Nicholson, who flew in from South Africa with […]

Notes from a first-timer “ Hampstead Pal” – May 19th – 24th 2013

Wed, 10 Jul 2013 08:20:46 +0000

by Mary Flowerdew  Sunday 19th May Up at the crack of dawn, luckily loads of alarm clocks had been set – after all it was the morning after the night before “ Eurovision Song Contest ” and “ Rock the Moor.” Taxi arrived way too early, to catch some ‘Z’ds” before we left, his normal […]

Kevin Cutts

Sat, 13 Apr 2013 08:08:28 +0000

KEVIN CUTTS comes home… An emotional but enjoyable weekend as the Hampstead Pals took the ashes of our dear Pal, Kevin Cutts home, to the Devonshire Cemetery on the Somme. This was Kev’s favourite place on the Western Front and the sun shone brilliantly for us as his last wish was carried out bravely, by […]

In Search of ‘The Devils Own’ Trenches on Berkhamsted Common

Thu, 15 Nov 2012 10:43:11 +0000

Yesterday afternoon, I took advantage of a beautiful Autumn day, to walk from my home in Hemel Hempstead to the little village of Potten End and beyond, to Berkhamsted Common which lies on the edge of the lovely, Ashridge Forest.  I had long heard about the old First World War trenches on Berkhamsted Common which […]

Hampstead Pals are in The Times today

Sat, 03 Nov 2012 13:40:16 +0000

We were very happy to see an excellent article today in The Times all about Hampstead Pals. The full text of the article can be found at Jon’s new website Arras Battlefield Tours.

Hampstead Pals May Battlefield Tour 2013

Wed, 13 Jun 2012 07:09:32 +0000

 Sunday 19 May – Friday 24 May 2013 (5 Nights) THE WESTERN FRONT 1914-18  Arras – Somme – Ypres A journey back in time with like-minded friends Hotel Moderne Arras. Coach picks up Hemel Hempstead (6.30am)  Bushey Police Club (7am) Dartford (7.45am) Including popular picnic lunches Double/twin room at £480 per person. Single £580. Including […]

The Hampstead Pals (58th) Tour 20-25 May 2012

Wed, 13 Jun 2012 06:58:46 +0000

With 47 people on the coach and ten others on the waiting list, this years’ popular tour to Arras and the Great War battlefields had all the makings of a resounding success. Everything went (almost!) according to plan and it seems, judging by your letters and emails that the coach will be full again next […]

Jarvis Browning

Wed, 13 Jun 2012 06:50:06 +0000

Jon Nicholls gave us a great insight of what went on before and after the Wancourt battle near Arras and his book certainly helped us to understand what those poor sods were up against.. A truly ‘Cheerful Sacrifice.’ Would have missed it, if it had not been for Jon, our guide. Many thanks. Jarvis.