August 1914 soldiers were boarding troopships at Southampton bound
to Western Front, - not Folkestone!
4th August 2014, His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales, (Prince
Harry) is expected to come to Folkestone to unveil the arch.
It was not until the following year, that the troopships started using
the Port of Folkestone and continued to do so until the end of the
war. During which time, regardless of the many German submarines,
German costal guns, and sea-mines, not one of Folkestone troopships
amazing achievement which the town of Folkestone should be proud of
part the harbour town of Folkestone played in the Great War a hundred
years ago, which should be suitably marked during the centenary, if
the owner of the harbour land would allow the town remembering its
impressive maritime past, and drop the daft McDonald's style arch.
Short tales of millions of men marching down Folkestone’s Slope
Road now known as the Road of Remembrance are just tall stories.
of men did embark onto the troopship at Folkestone harbour, they arrived
by troop-trains which run down the Folkestone Harbour branch straight
alongside the troopships waiting at the quayside,
true historic departure point for France, should be remembered and
of respecting our heritage the current owner of the Port of Folkestone,
Sir Roger De Haan, has destroyed the wealth of maritime heritage of
the ancient harbour town of Folkestone, and it's future. Just in time
for the passing of the centenary of the First World War.