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  1. 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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    • CWGC. A Taste of History: Gallipoli


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      To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign we are pleased to launch a series of short films presented by CWGC Historian Dr. Glyn Prysor. These films focus on different aspects…

    • 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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      • 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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        • 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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          • Lottery winner fulfils ambition of a lifetime


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            Neil Baker recently won £1.5m on the UK's National Lottery, allowing the former pub chef to fulfil his long-held ambition of playing his late father's bugle at the grave of his great-grandfather.…

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            • Commission unveils new UK information strategy


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              Whilst the Commission's war cemeteries and memorials in places like France and Belgium are well-known, the presence of 170,000 graves in the United Kingdom is a fact which surprises many people. The…

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              • CWGC Virtual Cemetery


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                The CWGC is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new education resource to help teachers engage students in the Centenary of the First World War. Virtual Cemetery at www.cwgc-virtual-cemetery.org…

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                • Remembrance Sunday 2012 Ieper


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                • Commission replaces vandalised war graves


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                  Local residents in Godalming, Surrey, have thanked the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, after two First World War headstones were replaced three weeks after vandals destroyed them.

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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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