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24 May 2018

CWGC sites named among world’s most spectacular landmarks

Four iconic CWGC sites have made the top 10 in annual awards recognising the world’s most spectacular landmarks.

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24 May 2018

9 things you need to know about Operation Blücher-Yorck

On 27 May 1918, the German Army launched the third attack of its spring offensive. Here are nine things you need to know about the attack.

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23 May 2018

Take a guided tour of the CWGC’s largest UK site

This summer, visitors to the Commission’s largest cemetery in the UK are invited to join a new series of tours to discover its history and the incredible stories of those buried there.

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22 May 2018

Community embark on worldwide war graves tour in memory of town’s casualties

A community group visited the Commission’s Maidenhead head office to lay a cross on the memorial bearing the name of one of their casualties, as part of a project marking the centenary of the First World War.

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16 May 2018

10 things you need to know about the Dambusters

Today marks the 75th anniversary of Operation Chastise, better known as the Dambusters Raid – one of the most audacious and technically difficult bombing operations of the Second World War.

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16 May 2018

First World War soldier missing for over a century laid to rest

A burial service was today held for a First World War soldier whose body was found more than a century after he was killed on the first day of the Battle of Messines.

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Upcoming Events

Service of Remembrance

16 June 2018, 11:00

Old Ellesmerians will gather at the Tyne Cot Memorial for an open-air Service of Remembrance in memory of the many Fallen of Ellesmere College who gave their lives in both world wars and other conflicts.

Tyne Cot Memorial

The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Association (Newcastle Branch) Memorial Service

18 June 2018, 11:00

Wreath laying ceremony to commemorate the Northumberland Fusiliers, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, Royal Fusiliers (City of London) and the Lancashire Fusiliers who fought during World War One. They are all former Regiments of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers who were amalgamated on St George's Day 23 April 1968.

Thiepval Memorial

Leyton Orient Somme Tour

23 June 2018, 11:00

More than 200 Leyton Orient supporters and friends of the club will be visiting the CWGC Thiepval Memorial on Saturday 23 June 2018 to lay a wreath in memory of Private William Jonas, centre forward of Clapton Orient FC who was one of the three Orient players killed during the Battle of the Somme. More than 40 players, staff and supporters of Clapton Orient volunteered to join to the 17th Battalion Middlesex Regiment - The Footballers' battalion.

Thiepval Memorial

Key events

CWGC joins forces with Shrouds of the Somme to launch First World War legacy project

In collaboration with Shrouds of the Somme, the Commission is gathering stories and images for the more than 72,000 casualties commemorated on the CWGC Thiepval Memorial, as part of a major project commemorating Armistice Day in 2018.

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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