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  1. How does the Commission maintain high horticultural standards?

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    With thousands of cemeteries and memorials around the world, the Commission deals with a huge variety of horticultural challenges. On-the-job training is a vital part in ensuring our gardeners…

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    • Australian Spitfire pilot finally laid to rest

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      On Tuesday 19 April 2011 at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's Ranville War Cemetery near Caen in Normandy, France, Flight Lieutenant Henry "Lacy" Smith was buried. The 27 year…

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      • Brave airmen remembered - September 2009

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        On Monday 14th September 2009, at Stratford-Upon-Avon Cemetery in England, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission installed the first of a new type of information panel, which tells the story of those…

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        • UK Defence Minister visits Commission's HQ - August 2009

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          As he toured the HQ of The Commonwealth War Graves Commission on Thursday 27th August, UK Defence Minister Kevan Jones MP spoke of his admiration for the work of the Commission, and of the importance…

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          • Fromelles DNA video report - August 2009

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            In the second of his reports from the French village of Fromelles, Ranald Leask of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission speaks to the DNA expert who's helping shed light on the Australian and…

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            • Brave boy sailor finally honoured after 68 years - July 2009

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              This is a short video of the erection of a headstone at the grave of Reginald Earnshaw by by Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The event took place at Comely Bank Cemetery in Edinburgh on Monday…

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              • Fromelles excavation report - July 2009

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                The excavation of several mass graves at Fromelles in northern France is progressing well. In this video report, Ranald Leask from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, which is overseeing the…

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                • War Graves Commission youth ambassador - July 2009

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                  Jen Waller attends Cardigan Secondary School in Wales, and recently spent some time on work experience with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. She’s dedicated herself to the task of…

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                  • 65th Arnhem Commemoration - September 2009

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                    On the weekend of the 19th and 20th of September, thousands of people gathered in and around Arnhem to remember the Allies' failed attempt to shorten the War by seizing key bridges in Holland…

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                    • Caring for the Menin Gate - October 2009

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                      As the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's most-visited memorial on the Western Front, the Menin Gate in the Belgium town of Ieper is a hugely important structure. It pays tribute to The Missing…

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                      • Stolen bronze panels replaced - November 09

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                        The memory of over 50 fallen soldiers will be once again be honoured on Remembrance Day, following the replacement of six bronze panels, which were stolen last year. The plaques were taken last…

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                        • Why should young people mark Remembrance Day? - November 2009

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                          17 year old Crawford McInally-Kier is a pupil at Hutchesons' Grammar School in Glasgow. His great-great-grandfather served with the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, and died during the…

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