28 March 2017

Commemoration Service - Belgium

A Service of Commemoration will be held for the crew members of Lancaster NN775 of 514 Squadron on 28 April 2017 at Heverlee War Cemetery, Belgium.

A Service of Commemoration will be held for the crew members of Lancaster NN775 of 514 Squadron on 28 April 2017 at Heverlee War Cemetery, Belgium. The service has been organised by JCCC and will be attended by family members, British Defence Staff, regimental representatives and local dignitaries.

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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.