Two members of the Barnstaple branch of the Royal British legion are to join thousands on a special pilgrimage to a World War One battlefield this August.

Standard bearer Mike North and wreath layer Kenneth Hartnoll will represent the town when they attend Great Pilgrimage 90 as part of the centenary commemorations to mark the end of the war.

The remembrance event culminates in a parade and ceremony in Ypres.

GP90 marks 90 years since the first Royal British Legion pilgrimage in 1928, which saw 11,000 war veterans and widows visit the battlefields of the Somme in France and Ypres in Belgium.

Mr North and Mr Hartnoll will join more than 2,200 Legion and civic guest, including civic and military dignitaries from the UK, Commonwealth and Europe.

They will march the original route through Ypres to the Menin Gate memorial, where Mr Hartnoll will lay a wreath on behalf of the Barnstaple community.