TWO members of Northwich's Royal British Legion branch will represent the town on a poignant event in August.

Marshall Hunter and Terry Gamble will travel to Europe for the RBL's Great Pilgrimage 90 (GP90) from August 5 to 9.

Thousands will take part in the pilgrimage to a First World War battleground, culminating in a parade and ceremony in Ypres as part of the centenary commemorations.

GP90 will be one of the largest events in the charity’s history, marking 90 years since the original pilgrimage in 1928 when 11,000 veterans and war widows visited battlefields of the Somme in France and Ypres in Belgium, a decade after the conflict ended.

Legion members Marshall Hunter and Terry Gamble will represent Northwich at the event, as Standard Bearer and wreath layer, respectively.

At the Menin Gate, Terry will lay a wreath on behalf of the Northwich community.

Marshall, chairman of the Northwich branch, said: “Great Pilgrimage 90 is a unique opportunity for the Legion community to come together and bear our Standards along the same route in Ypres taken 90 years earlier by the veterans and widows of the First World War.

"The Northwich Branch looks forward to proudly representing Northwich at the event.”

The branch is looking forward to working with the community to bring Northwich's unique Remembrance message to the Menin Gate, where it will be displayed until the end of August.

If you want to find out more about GP90 or the Northwich branch, contact Marshall Hunter on 07909133996.