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Commission Restores Graves in Equatorial Guinea

20 June 2013

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission grave plot in Malabo Cemetery, Equatorial Guinea, has been restored.

Malabo is the Capital of Equatorial Guinea located on the northern coast of Bioko Island (formerly Fernando Pó) on the rim of a sunken volcano.. Its location, in the Tropics, ensures vegetation grows vigorously, posing challenges to our maintenance of the graves.

Restoration work started in mid-May using contractors and was recently finished to a very high standard.

Malabo Cemetery contains the graves of ten Commonwealth airmen of the Second World War. They died when their Sunderland Flying Boat flew into a tornado just off the coast in June 1944