07 June 2017
More Than €3.9m Given to the CWGC for Restoration Work in Belgium
In a joint ceremony in Belgium today, Geert Bourgeois, Flemish Minister-President and Flemish Minister for Immovable Heritage, along with, Sir Tim Laurence, Vice-Chairman of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), signed a multiannual premium agreement, worth nearly €4million, for the start of restoration work on 24 CWGC Military Cemeteries in Westhoek.
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.