St Peter Port and Masnieres twinned in 2019, and are hoping to just take the up coming stage by involving young individuals from equally spots.
‘2017 marked the 100th anniversary of a significant battle in Masnieres, where by the Royal Guernsey Mild Infantry held the line for the Allies and misplaced 40% of its gentlemen,’ mentioned Chris Oliver, chairman of the RGLI Trust.
‘We put in a memorial there, and the RGLI journey visited a pair of weeks in the past, and so for our third stream we wanted to involve young people today through an exchange plan for learners in Guernsey and Masnieres to expertise the other.’
Mr Oliver stated the plan will add to turning commemoration into tradition. The island representatives will satisfy members of Masnieres training services and of Jacques Prevet college.
‘It is definitely critical to us to establish the romance just after the twinning in 2019, as Covid prevented this from going on for the past two yrs,’ said Mr Oliver.
‘We are actually wanting ahead to pushing this initiative onwards.’
The team leaves for France future Thursday, and all through their journey will also be conference with regional historians and the Mayor, obtaining excursions of battlefields and other noteworthy areas which the pupils may possibly visit, and most importantly sorting out the logistics for an exchange plan.