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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

Canadian Armed Forces - Nijmegen Military Contingent Remembrance Service

16 July 2018, 09:45

The Canadian Armed Forces participation in their 66th Nijmegen Marches serves as a reminder of their past and current commitment, through NATO, to European peace and security. Members of the Canadian Armed will highlight, in particular, Canada's continued and unique connection to the Netherlands. As members of the Canadian Military contingent march through regions of the Netherlands where previously Canadians fought during the Second World War, they will remember and honour their bravery and reflect on those who continue to proudly serve Canada today. A remembrance ceremony at the Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery in the Netherlands will be held in the presence of other Nations participating in the 4DAAGSE International Marches.

Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery

Commemorative ceremony to honour Acadian soldiers

10 August 2018, 11:30

This ceremony will pay tribute to the Acadian soldiers who fought during the Battle of Normandy and gave their lives for the liberty of France.

Beny-Sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery

Wonthaggi Fire Brigade Commemorative Service

18 August 2018, 10:00

Volunteer Firefighters from Wonthaggi Fire Brigade, Victoria, Australia, will travel to France to pay their respects to a former Wonthaggi Fireman who was killed in action near the town of Albert in 1916. A commemorative service will be held including wreath laying at the grave of Cpl John Sparks AIF with volunteer firemen in full dress uniform and other dignitaries in attendance.

Sunken Road Cemetery

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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