We will be recording the proceedings so we ask everyone to dress appropriately in sombre colours and to wear a poppy of possible.
Over the past few years, several communities, groups and individuals in Britain have honoured the contribution of the Chinese Labour Corps (CLC) - almost 100,000 men recruited from China to help the Western Allies with logistical work at the Front. 2020 marks the centenary of the return home from Europe of the last batch of men.
Some of us have had the honour of laying wreaths to the CLC at the Cenotaph on Armistice Day at the invitation of the Western Front Association. Though unable to do so this year, we are having an online gathering of poetry recitals, drama performances, readings from veterans’ diaries and personal memories; contributions will come from Britain and China.
This will be a celebration of the CLC and, therefore, an event that will be both joyful and thought-provoking. So please join us, wherever you may be.