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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

Camborne Youth Band visit to Sailly-sur-Lys Cemetery

25 August 2018, 10:30

Cornish miners from Dolcoath mine in Cornwall joined the 25th Field Ambulance in 1914. They were stationed at Estaires and early in 1915 played three rugby matches there (between Cornwall and Devon men) after a local club sent out a ball. 100 years on, the great great grandson of one of these men is in Camborne Youth Band and has his bugle. He and the band will play at the graveside of Thomas Penhorwood, one of the Cornish rugby players who was killed at Aubers Ridge.

Anzac Cemetery, Sailly-Sur-La-Lys

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

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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