18 July 2017
CWGC's Richard Groom shares his red carpet experience at the Dunkirk premiere
The Commission's Service Delivery Manager Richard Groom and Assistant Historian Max Dutton were on the red carpet last week for the world premiere of Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk. Here Richard shares his experience, and thoughts on the film depicting the campaign which became one of the most remarkable episodes of the Second World War.
The grave of 23-year-old Wing Commander Byron Rawson, Royal Canadian Air Force, was dedicated in Canada on Saturday 22 September.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is marking the end of the First World War Centenary with 120 personal stories of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the last months of the war. One remarkable story is that of Risaldar Badlu Singh, from Dhakla Haryana, who died on 23 September 1918. The CWGC commemorates nearly 74,000 members of Indian forces who served in the First World War.