Tribute to British pilots of the Second World War
In May 1940, an aircraft was shot down in the Hamegicourt area. The crew are buried in Hamegicourt Churchyard. On 23 June, a service will be held in their memory with the family of Sgt Barrett in attendance.
After an enforced absence of more than 12 years, staff from the Commission have made a historic return to Iraq.
Today (15 June) marks 100 years since Edward Harold Brittain – the brother of writer and Voluntary Aid Detachment (V.A.D.) nurse Vera Brittain – was killed in action while serving on the Italian Front.