Salisbury Battle of the Somme Commemorations

23rd November 2016 |

Friday 18th November 2016 was the centenary of the end of the Battle of the Somme and Wiltshire's SSAFA - the Armed Forces Charity - held a commemorative World War One day at Salisbury Cathedral. A replica trench and a replica World War I aeroplane were both displayed at Salisbury Cathedral and soldiers from Larkhill Garrison - past and present - were in attendance.

A U-Drive 7.5 tonne truck was used to transport the living history materials and artefacts to Salisbury Cathedral for the event. Using one large truck meant that the re-enactment team were able to carry all of the trench and other materials in one journey, saving a lot of time and effort.

"The event was amazing," said Karen Thomas from the SSAFA. " We could not have achieved what we did without U-Drive's help. We are small in number, so it is would have been really difficult pulling together the event, without the right size of transportation."

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