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War graves in the UK: A unique approach to commemoration and care

War graves in the UK: A unique approach to commemoration and care

31/10/2014

In this article we look at why there are more than 300,000 Commonwealth war dead commemorated in the United Kingdom, who looks after them and how and why our approach is different to anywhere else in the CWGC.

CWGC Prepares for D-Day Commemorations

CWGC Prepares for D-Day Commemorations

28/03/2014

The 70th anniversary of D-Day will be marked with high-profile events and official commemorations on 5, 6, and 7 June 2014 that will bring together many heads of State and Government. Only holders of invitations will be able to access these sites.

Re-burial at Loos

Re-burial at Loos

14/03/2014

Twenty British soldiers who died during the First World War are buried with full military honours. The reb-burial was held for Private William McAleer and 19 unknown British soldiers at Loos British Cemetery.

Sweet Success at Kandy

Sweet Success at Kandy

13/03/2014

Gardening in the challenging tropical climate of Sri Lanka, has not deterred the team at Kandy War Cemetery.

UK Ministry of Defence Announces

UK Ministry of Defence Announces "Normandy 70" Support

31/01/2014

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) will, together with the UK Ministry of Defence, support commemorations this summer to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Normandy Landings in France, taking place 5-6 June 2014.

UK Sec. of State Visits War Graves

UK Sec. of State Visits War Graves

24/01/2014

Ahead of the Centenary of the Great War, the Right Honourable Eric Pickles MP, UK Secretary of State for the Department for Communities and Local Government, toured some of the CWGC’s most iconic sites in France and Belgium.