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VAAG CEMETERY

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Country:
Faroe Islands
Identified Casualties:
0
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
-6.819355
Latitude:
61.472942

Location Information

In the cemetery at Vaag, on Sudero, the southernmost island of the group, is buried near the bottom wall of the cemetery 1 unknown British merchant seaman.

Historical Information

A small force of Commonwealth troops was sent to the Faroes in April 1940 to guard against a possible German invasion following their occupation of Denmark. Although no invasion was attempted, the islands suffered a number of raids from the Luftwaffe in 1941 and 1942. The garrison, which at its peak numbered 6,000, was greatly reduced in April 1944.