VE75 Flame of Remembrance Rugby Festival

  • Date: 7 May 2021 - 9 May 2021
  • Time: All Day
  • Location: Calais, Esquelbecq and Dunkerque

Unfortunately, the original event was postponed due to Covid. In its place we created a series of videos to mark the occasion. However, we now present our revised plan.

The “Flame of Remembrance” event in 2021 provides an opportunity to remember rugby players who served around the world during the conflict with a series of commemorative games and a poignant remembrance.

Representative Military and Civilian teams will take part in a series of games during the Festival.
We will also be raising funds for Wooden Spoon Charity. Spoon will renew their friendly rivalry with the Folkclowns team from France.

Among our special guests for the weekend will be members from the Royal Hospital Chelsea.
Our finale will take place at the Dunkirk Memorial with a fitting tribute to remember the events of WW2 and bringing together people of different nations.

Event highlights

Friday 7th May
Early evening ceremony at Esquelbecq, followed by a reception for all participants.

Saturday May 8th
Rugby Festival hosted by World Rugby Memorial at Calais Rugby Club
Charity Rugby on behalf of Wooden Spoon
Commemorative Dinner

Sunday May 9th
Rugby Remembers WW2 Ceremony in Dunkerque

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Rugby festival May 7th 2021