This month marks the centenary of the end of World War I. The Third Battle of Ypres, or Passchendaele, epitomised the worst horrors of trench warfare. It took place from July to November 1917, a bloody struggle for control of the ridges around Ypres, West Flanders. The walls of the Menin Gate Memorial are engraved with the names of 54 395 Commonwealth soldiers still missing from this and other battles fought around the town. South African names fill whole panels. The memorial plays host to a Last Post ceremony conducted here at 8pm every night for nearly 100 years. If you attend, and your eyes somehow remain dry, you’re stronger than most. The bugles sound the Last Post and an elderly gent calls out: ‘Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.’ Then there’s one minute of haunting silence. The centenary ceremony held on the 11th of this month should not be missed. Book your flight today.