28 June 2017
CWGC awarded Best Heritage Park
The CWGC Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme has been awarded Best Heritage Park at this year’s Horticulture Week Custodian Awards.
An appeal for relatives is a search to locate the next of kin for soldiers who fell in war. Could you be connected to any of these individuals?
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.
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.