Veteran cavalcade to commemorate Britain's entry into WW1

| 22 Oct 2012

The Veteran Car Club is planning a huge parade of Veterans and Edwardians through central London to commemorate the centenary of Britain's entry into The Great War.

With the announcement that David Cameron's Government is to set aside £50 million for the centenary, the club is confident that its plans will be well received and may even qualify for some funding.

If it gets the go-ahead, the cavalcade of 50 cars built between 1908 and 1914 will take place on Monday 4 August 2014. It already has the support of Prince Michael of Kent.

The plan is to start at the Imperial War Museum, head to Whitehall and The Mall and then on to central London.

Nick Pellett, who is trying to bring the ambitious plan to fruition, said: "When I saw the news about the funds I wrote to David Cameron and suggested we could visit Downing Street and that he might like to keep some of that money aside for us.

"Seriously though, these cars have a crucial role to play in these commemorations. Whatever else people do and whatever troops they have on parade, only these cars could lay claim to having been around on the actual day that is being marked, and that is why their presence is so vital."