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17 November 2017

A brief history of Operation Freshman and the stories of its casualties

Sunday 19 November will mark the 75th anniversary of a daring airborne raid. Codenamed ‘Operation Freshman’, the raid was an unsuccessful attempt to destroy the hydroelectric power station vital for German atomic research. The CWGC commemorates those who died and last month, HRH The Duke of Kent visited CWGC cemeteries in Oslo and Stavanger to pay his respects ahead of the anniversary. Here is more about the raid and the stories of some of the men who lost their lives.

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17 November 2017

9 facts about the Battle of Cambrai

Monday 20 November marks 100 years since the Battle of Cambrai began in 1917. Here are 9 facts about the battle.

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17 November 2017

The Battle of Cambrai cemeteries and memorials

By the end of the Battle of Cambrai in early December 1917, more than 80,000 servicemen on both sides were wounded, missing, or killed. The CWGC commemorates in France more than 12,000 British and Commonwealth servicemen who died during the 17 days of the battle. Their graves can be found at sites across the former Cambrai battlefields and further afield.

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16 November 2017

Appeal for Relatives - Nov 2017 (2)

An appeal for relatives is a search to locate the next of kin for soldiers who fell in war. Could you be connected to any of these individuals?

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16 November 2017

Burial service for two First World War soldiers

A burial service for two unknown First World War soldiers of the Bedfordshire and Dorsetshire Regiments was held at CWGC Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery in France today.

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14 November 2017

Last chance to see Poppies: Wave in Plymouth

There are only days left to see the iconic Poppies: Wave sculpture at CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial.

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Upcoming Events

Merchant Navy Day Commemorative Service and Reunion

09 September 2018, 12.30pm - 2pm

The parade will start at 12.30pm in Muscovy Street and proceed through Trinity Square Gardens to the Merchant Navy Memorial where the annual open-air service will be held.

Tower Hill Memorial

Key events

Brookwood Exhibition

To mark the centenary of the CWGC’s foundation by Royal Charter in 1917, a ground-breaking exhibition is being staged at CWGC Brookwood Military Cemetery near Woking, Surrey.

Poppies: Wave

Poppies: Wave opened at CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial on Wednesday 23 August. The sculpture by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper will be open to the public daily until 19 November.

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