07 July 2017
CWGC commemorates the centenary of the loss of HMS Vanguard
The CWGC is encouraging people to remember the men commemorated on the Commission’s naval memorials who lost their lives 100 years ago on HMS Vanguard and have no known grave but the sea.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is helping those who cannot make the annual pilgrimage to Normandy to pay tribute to the Second World War dead. Every year veterans and relatives return to CWGC’s cemeteries in France to remember those killed on D-Day and the pivotal battles of 1944. In today’s unique circumstances tributes will instead be laid by our gardeners on behalf of those who cannot travel.
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