Legenda prize draw


Prize Update !!

We would like to say thank you to everyone who had already entered the Legenda trip of a lifetime competition so far. Thank you for contributing to helping fund future expeditions plus having chance to win the main prize of joining us in Latvia as well as the 2 exceptional runner up prizes.

We would also thank anyone who enters the competition between now and the closing date.

In the spirit of Legenda anyone who has entered or who enters the competition will have their names put on a Legenda flag which will accompany us in to the forest as we want you to feel part of what we do.

We will have a flag raising ceremony at the beginning of the trip where all the names on the flag will be read out by a Legenda member and then again at a lowering Ceremony at the end of the trip.

Once the flag is lowered, it will be signed by all expedition members and gifted to the first prize winner along with a special Legenda patch which is proudly worn by all Legenda members as unique mementos of the trip.

Photos will be taken of all these events during the trip which will be shared for everyone to see in the Legenda Facebook page and Twitter.

There will also be a little something for all who enter this competition details of which will be announced soon.

Good luck and thank you again from us all of us at Legenda!



Legenda prize draw

Win a once in a lifetime trip to visit Latvia in 2018 to participate and help Legenda on one of their expeditions to the Battlefields of Kurland.

The lucky winner will be met at Riga airport by Legenda members and taken to their hotel in the beautiful old town of Riga, then from there you will then travel to the battlefields of Kurland to help Legenda in the continuing search for the missing soldiers of WW2.

Prize details are :

1st Prize :

1 person to travel to Latvia to participate on a Legenda recovery dig in 2018 (dates to be confirmed).

The trip includes :

•£100 towards your flights.
•Accommodation in Riga (room only).
•Accommodation during the expedition. (including breakfast and dinner).
•Fully supervised expedition.
•Duration of trip will be approximately 7 days in May/June 2018.
•All costs including,digger hire,fuel,and equipment needed are all included.
•Transfers and transport are all included.
•Personally signed copy of the best selling book “Legenda kurland Diggers” by Inka Holmes.





Second prize:

Personally signed copy of the best selling book “Legenda kurland Diggers” by Inka Holmes.


Third prize :

A relic helmet found on the battlefield of kurland (photo of 3rd prize helmet above)


All other expenses not mentioned above including extra meals drinks ect will be funded by the winner.
All safety details and procedures you will have to follow will be explained to you once you arrive in Latvia.
The prize is non-transferable and no cash equivalent is available.
The winner will have to sign a legenda disclaimer in order to participate.
The winner will have to organise there own travel insurance.


The draw will take place on December 16th 2017 and the winner will be chosen randomly by a member of legenda and the winners will be notified by email.
Specific trip details will be emailed to the winner in due course.


Ticket sales close at 6pm on December 14th.
This draw is open to anyone over 18* from any county or territory.
*No tickets can be sold to,on behalf of,or for a person under the age of 18 years of age.

Ticket sales
PayPal Payment to : legenda.diggers@hotmail.com
Tickets £20 each.
Please write your email address and name plus Legenda Raffle 2017 in the PayPal note/message box.
You will receive a confirmation email once payment has been received.

For full terms and conditions please email us.

This competition is sponsored by :

Legenda Military Archaeology.

Radi Guest house : http://www.radi.lv/



For more in information on Legenda :

Web :https://kurlandlegends.wordpress.com/

Facebook : https://m.facebook.com/Military-archeology-Legenda-Latvia-224779244335847/

Good luck and we look forward to meeting the lucky winner!

Legenda Team







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Legenda Autumn Expididtion 2016

Please click on the Link below to see a full report of our most recent expedition in Latvia.


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Legenda Spring expedition 2016

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Hobbyhistorica link to Spring expedition :


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Repatriation of fallen soldiers

After a lot of hard work which has taken Legenda 4 years to be complete in Russia we have exhumed many soldiers from a  Latvian SS cemetery which was plundered by “Black Diggers” who are grave robbers that destroy graves, steal relics and then illegally sell them on the black market giving us little chance of identifying any soldiers remains.

And because the cemetery over the years has become a swamp we didn’t think it was possible to recover these soldiers.

We do this difficult  work  because we love our small country and care about finding these lost soldiers before they are lost forever.

If you do something difficult… and you don’t think about it to much….  you will earn something for that work… pride for yourself and your country…. and your homeland will becomes stronger… Legenda live by these ideas and principal…… 

Some ignorant and misinformed people say that we are carrying out our work in the wrong way, and we are not doing it for science purposes but that doesn’t mean we are wrong to search and recover the missing ! we are doing it with much care and respect and our thoughts are for any living relatives of these lost soldiers and hopefully through our work we can find there missing loved ones.

We recovered 236 lost soldiers giving some comfort to there families and now they have been found they have a place to rest in peace and a place for the families to visit.

When we see and meet relatives of a fallen soldier, for whom we have helped solve a 70-75 year mystery and give closure to the tragedy of there family…. We are happy!

Link to the Facebook Story :



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Repatriated soldiers

The remains of 236 Latvian soldiers from 19th SS Division (2nd Latvian) killed in World War II have been repatriated to Latvia from Russia.



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Remains of WWII soldiers repatriated


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