The Supporters Club is proud to confirm that a return trip to the Somme battlefields of northern France has been booked for the weekend of June 27/28/29 2014 (departing the O’s Friday AM and returning Sunday PM). We will of course be visiting the resting places of William Jonas, Richard McFadden and George Scott, the O’s memorial in the village of Flers along with other places of interest.
In addition we are extremely pleased to confirm that for the first time everyone will be staying at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel in Arras and we shall be using the services of Andersons Travel Ltd who are official travel partners of the O’s and the Supporters Club.
Almost 200 O's supporters, friends of the Club including family representatives of William Jonas, Richard McFadden and George Scott are booked to travel, and we understand that there are already a number of people who are planning to make their own way over to the Somme to meet up with the group in Arras where everyone is booked in at the Holiday Inn Express hotel.
Steve Jenkins, who has organised the trip, is vigorously encouraging as many people as possible who have not been able to 'get on board' with the main party, to make their own arrangements and 'join up' with the group in France, for what is guaranteed to be a very proud and at times moving occasion for everyone connected with Leyton Orient.
Interested in meeting up with the O's on the Somme? If so please do contact Steve to discuss in more detail at [email protected] or 07971 146502