Thursday, 3 November 2011


British WW2 Veterans Attending Service of Remembrance at Kanchanaburi and Chungkai Cemetaries.

This weekend, a group of British veterans, accompanied by wives and families, embark on a two week tour of Singapore and Thailand, visiting places they possibly haven't seen since the Second World War.

The group is scheduled to arrive in Changi airport on the evening of Sunday 6th November and will attend a Memorial Service at Kranji Memorial on Tuesday. This will be followed by a trip to Changi Murals, Museum and Chapel before going for tea at the famous Raffles Hotel.

They will depart for Bangkok on Wednesday, where there will be a visit to the River Kwai before visiting Kanchanaburi and Chungkai Commonwealth War Cemeteries and travelling along the Burma-Siam ‘Death railway’ from Kanchanaburi to Namtok.

The tour includes a visit to Hellfire Pass and Museum before attending two Services of Remembrance on the Saturday at Kanchanaburi and Chungkai War Cemeteries.

November 13th is the British Embassy held Service of Remembrance at Kanchanaburi and Chungkai Cemeteries, where the group will meet up with other FEPOW veterans, as well as British Embassy staff.

Other features of this tour include travelling by long-tail boats along the River Kwai to spend the rest of that day exploring and meeting up with other veterans from various parts of the world.

There will be an afternoon's short tour of Bangkok with a canal cruise and visit to the Temple of Dawn, plus a trip to the Grand Palace and Rose Gardens before resting up for a day in preparation for the return trip home by overnight flight from Bangkok to Heathrow, via Dubai.

For further information about this or other tours, contact Ted Cachart or John Babbage at World War Two Heritage.

Tel: 01582 737152
Mobile: 07543 550 660.

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  1. Today (Nov 4th) is the day Wilfred Owen (First World War Poet) was killed. He was only 25.

    You are so right. Lest we forget.

  2. Thanks for this post Nyk.

    What an important trip for these brave heroes.

    I visited the River Kwai with a friend 7 years ago. The War Commission keeps the graves in perfect order and we found her great uncle's grave easily. She took photos for her mother to see on her return.

    We also went to a museum showing life for the POWs, very moving and interesting.

    And then we walked over the bridge, not the original of course, met some Japanese who behaved very rudely (not even offering to stand aside for us, just charging past). What a shame, in such a place.

    Sft x


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