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670th Commission Meeting Held In Northern France

24 September 2012

The 670th meeting of the Commonwealth War Graves Commissioners was held this month in Northern France.

From 10 - 12 September, our Commissioners followed the route of our new Forgotten Front Remembrance Trail, in the Pas de Calais region.  They were given the opportunity to meet a number of our staff and experience our maintenance work first-hand.

The group's first stop was Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery , the Commission's first and only cemetery to have been built in fifty years, where they met and talked with gardeners from our Armentieres group.

At Rue Petillon Military Cemetery, members of our maintenance team guided the Commissioners through some of their work, including headstone re-engraving and technical inspections.

At Gorre British and Indian Cemetery, the Commissioners saw our tree team in action.

Throughout their tour the Commissioners, led by the Vice Chairman Sir Alistair Irwin, thanked the teams for their continued hard work and high standards of maintenance.

Click here to see an album of photos from the meeting on our Facebook page.

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