22 May 2017

Vote now for CWGCs Chelsea garden

The CWGC Centenary Garden celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Commission and reflects its mission of commemoration in perpetuity by encouraging contemplation, remembrance and respect.

Vote now for the CWGC to win the People’s Choice Award at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show! It’s a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of this unique organisation and to celebrate its incredible work across the world. 

The People’s Choice awards are voted for by the public – both those who visit the show in person, and those who enjoy seeing the garden photos on the RHS website.

Voting starts at 9am on Monday 22 May and closes at midday on Friday 26 May.

The winner will be announced on the RHS website between 4-5pm on 26 May.

Click here to vote now.

Click here to read more about the CWGC Centenary Garden.

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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.