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CWGC at Armed Forces Day

19 June 2012

CWGC staff will be in Plymouth on Saturday June 30th - Armed Forces Day - to meet members of the public and to talk about the work of the Commission in the UK and all around the world.

They hope - technology permitting - to be able to show people how to conduct searches of the Commission's casualty and cemetery databases. The CWGC has details of 1.7 million servicemen and women from the Commonwealth countries who died in the two world wars - all searchable online.

There will also be free information sheets available, about the cemeteries and memorials maintained by the Commission; about the battles fought in the world wars; and about the Commission's work in the UK and around the world.

The Armed Forces Day national event will be the finale of Plymouth's Armed Forces Week, which will include an opening ceremony and flag raising at the Guildhall; school visits to military establishments; an exhibition at the Central Library; concerts and church services; and a guided tour of Ford Park Cemetery, the resting place of almost a thousand of the fallen from the world wars.