Free Czechoslovak Air Force Association

29 October 2017 , 2pm - 4pm

The Free Czechoslovak Air Force Association would like to invite family, friends and enthusiasts to join them to remember the Czech and Slovak Veterans of the Second World War.

Brookwood Military Cemetery

The association will be joined by representatives from the Czech and Slovak Embassies and The Major of Woking and his wife, to lay wreaths at the monument and to inter ashes of those who have departed this year. Refreshments after underneath the RAF arches. They welcome children and ask you to bring photos and memorabilia so they can share your family stories and help keep their memory alive.

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In this video Edward Toms, now 96-years-old, who was badly wounded in the battle but returned in 1954 to take part in the opening ceremony for the El Alamein Cemetery and Memorial, speaks about the horrors he witnessed and the work of the Commission.

20 October 2017

Casualties of El Alamein

Troops from many nations fought side by side in the deserts of North Africa at the Second Battle of El Alamein in October 1942. Ahead of tomorrow’s commemoration at El Alamein War Cemetery marking the 75th anniversary of the battle, here are the stories of some of those who lost their lives.

Colour footage of the building of El Alamein Memorial has recently been discovered in the CWGC archive. The footage is now part of a display about the Commission’s work in Egypt at the El Alamein Museum, which has undergone a complete renovation to mark the battle’s 75th anniversary, thanks to a collaborative effort between many nations, with the encouragement of President Sisi. Here is a sneak peek of the footage.