The Royal British Legion Byng House Poppy Break Centre welcomes official delegation from MonsBelgium May 7th, 2014 admin Latest News Shares Comments The Royal British Legion Byng House Poppy Break Centre welcomes official delegation from MonsBelgium A delegation from Southport’s twin town of Mons, in Belgium are attending Byng House for a one day visit, during this time they will be take on a tour of Byng House, the Royal British Legion’s Break Centre in Southport and as part of the lead up to the commemoration of World War One, the delegation along with the Manager of Byng House and some Veterans who are staying at Byng House will meet representatives from the Southport Branch of the Royal British Legion, where on Tuesday 13th May at 11:30am a short wreath laying ceremony will take place in respect of all those fallen soldiers during WW1 and the Battle of Mons at the Chapel next to the War Memorial in Southport. Mons plays host to Veterans from all over the world in relation to key battlefield sites of WW1 and in the centenary year is planning major events and commemorations. Manager Jason Carroll said “The relationship between Southport and Mons is 50 years old this year, organisations and communities need to make more of the links we have with our twin towns and encourage exchanges that can be lead by initiatives such as the one we have established. The delegation will be also visiting the Royal British Legion’s new Pop in Centre in Liverpool and will be taken on a guided tour of the facility. It is hoped that subject to lottery funding a delegation of local cadets from Southport along with some local Veterans will attend Mons in September as an educational visit to the battlegrounds, and this will also form part of an exhibition at Byng House which will be open to the public as part of the WW1 commemorations. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Related Comments comments!