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

This moving ceremony is open to all who wish to pay their respects to those named on the memorial.

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15 February 2018

New Zealand remembers

New Zealand’s Minister of Defence visited the CWGC’s Buttes New British Cemetery yesterday to honour the country’s soldiers lost 100 years ago, as part of a First World War battlefields tour in Belgium.

15 February 2018

Remembering Vernon Castle

Today, 15 February, marks 100 years since pilot and dance superstar Vernon William Blythe Castle died in a plane crash in Texas. Commemorated by the Commission in New York, Vernon was a distinguished pilot who flew hundreds of combat missions. Here is more about the man remembered as one of America’s first celebrity dancers.

Tomorrow marks the 60th anniversary of the unveiling of the CWGC Rangoon Memorial in Myanmar by General Sir Francis Festing, Commander in Chief of Far East Land Forces, on 9 February 1958.