Legenda competition 2019


Legenda prize draw 2019

Due to the overwhelming response and requests to join and help us we have received we have decided to run our hugely successful competition again to give someone the chance to join us on next years spring expedition.

You can now win a trip to visit us in  Latvia in 2019 to participate and help Legenda on one of their expeditions to the Battlefields of Kurland.

The lucky winner will be met in Riga by Legenda members and then from there you will travel with us to the battlefields of Kurland to help Legenda in the continuing search for the missing soldiers of WW2.

*Prize details are : 

The Prize : 

1 person to join us in Latvia to participate on a Legenda recovery dig   In early June 2019 (exact dates to be confirmed).

Included : 

•Accommodation during the expedition* (including breakfast and dinner).

•Fully supervised expedition.

•Duration of expedition will be approximately 4/5 days in early June 2019.

•Expedition costs including,digger hire,fuel,and equipment needed are all included.

•Transport to expedition area is included.

*Accommodation during the expedition is covered but all hotel costs in Riga either side of the main expedition will be covered by the winner.

Not included in the prize:

Your flights to Latvia.

All other expenses not mentioned above.

Your hotel costs while staying in Riga.

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.

The winner will have to organise there own travel insurance.

The draw will take place on Sat 2nd Feb 2019 and the winner will be chosen randomly by a member of legenda live and posted on Facebook.

The winner will also be notified by email.

Specific trip details will be emailed to the winner in due course.

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.


Please send PayPal Payments to :

Click link :  https://paypal.me/legendadonate

Tickets £25 each.

        *******Important ******

Please write your email address and your name plus Legenda Raffle 2019

in the PayPal note/message box so we know it’s a competition entry and not a donation.

Tickets are £25 for this competition.

You will receive a confirmation email once payment has been received and your name will be put in to the draw.

All money raised will be going to our just giving page to help us continue the important work we do.


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 donations


Legenda are a Latvian/international group of volunteers who search the battlefields of Latvia for missing soldiers from WW1 and WW2.

We are all volunteers and receive no funding to do this invaluble work.

We are not crowd funding to pay for our volunteers trips to search as they are happy to fund this themselves but are looking for funding for the following : 

Equipment Hire




Ceremonial expenses 

Any donations large or small are very gratefully received and could help bring closure for these soldiers and their living relatives. Thank you.

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2018 June expedition

The big international expedition of 2018 is finished.

We found and exhumed two Imperial Russian mass graves from WWI where we found 10 soldiers, MIA German WWI soldier in shallow field grave a lost WWII German cemetery from which we recovered 16 soldiers and one lost Soviet mass grave where are more than 80 soldiers but we are not sure on the number as the work is still in progress and on the last day we have found one Latvian SS soldier buried in trench.

A full expedition report from Legenda member Inka Holmes/ Hobbyhistorica :



Also see our Facebook page for more info on this expedition.







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Legenda 2018 news




Greetings from all of us at Legenda, the season for searching is nearly here again as the weather is improving and the days are getting longer so we hope to find and recover more missing soldiers in 2018 and give them the respect and proper burial they deserve.

We will post what we find and keep you up to date with the progress of all our expeditions and burials that are planned for this year.

Best wishes from all of us at Legenda.



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Competition winners

Thankyou to everyone who participated in our competition and in purchasing a ticket you have helped us to continue the work we do in the recovery of lost soldiers.


the winners are :

1st prize to join us next year was won by Jason karlen

We look forward to seeing you next year.

2nd prize of a helmet and a signed legenda diggers book was won by Andre Van stuiveberg.

3rd prize of a signed legenda diggers book was won by Marc Brockers.

Congratulations to all our winners and again thanks to everyone who entered.






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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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