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15 December 2017

CWGC volunteer shares her experience

Following the success of the Commission’s pilot volunteering scheme at Plymouth Naval Memorial and Brookwood Military Cemetery, CWGC and its new charity CWGF will be offering new opportunities to get involved in our work across the UK in 2018. Here Emma Coupe, who volunteered at Brookwood this summer while it hosted the CWGC Centenary Exhibition – For Then, For Now, Forever, talks about her experience.

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13 December 2017

Do you want to be part of a significant moment in history?

There are only days left to apply to join the Commission’s Centenary Interns Programme in 2018. If you are aged 18 or over and are thinking about applying, find out how the first wave of interns benefited from the experience in the video below.

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11 December 2017

Time to Remember

Nearly half a million people visited the CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial to view the iconic sculpture Poppies: Wave, as it was fixed to a monument dedicated to remembering the war dead of the two world wars for the first time. Many visitors left special messages on the Commission’s Time To Remember wall. Here is a selection of the moving posts.

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08 December 2017

Appeal for Relatives - Dec 2017

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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07 December 2017

Sir Frederic Kenyon sculpture added to CWGC collection

A bronze portrait bust of Sir Frederic Kenyon has been added to the CWGC archive collection.

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06 December 2017

CWGC marks the 100th anniversary of The Halifax Explosion

Today marks the anniversary of one of the most devastating events to take place in Canada during the First World War.

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Upcoming Events

Royal Air Forces' Commemorative Service

13 May 2018, 11am - 11.45am

Wreaths will be laid on behalf of the Commonwealth Air Forces and Ex-Service Organisations in honour of 20,458 members of the Commonwealth Air Forces who lost their lives in the Second World War while operating from the United Kingdom and North West Europe and who have no known grave.

Runnymede Memorial

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.

Centenary events round up

Centenary events

To mark the centenary of the CWGC's foundation by Royal Charter in 1917, the Commission has staged and participated in a number of events and projects.

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