26 July 2017
Meet the CWGC Centenary Interns
The first wave of interns to join the CWGC’s centenary programme have been in post at some of the Commission’s most well-known sites since the beginning of June. This week, they joined commemorations at the CWGC Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial marking the 90th anniversary of its unveiling, and have been delivering presentations about the monument at the Ieper Visitor Information Centre.
Monday 23 April will mark 100 years since the Zeebrugge Raid. One of the most celebrated episodes of the First World War at sea, the Royal Navy attempted to block the Belgian port and prevent the German navy from using it. More than 200 sailors and marines were killed and over 300 wounded. The dead are commemorated by the CWGC at sites in the UK and in Belgium, including Zeebrugge Churchyard which will be visited by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal over the weekend.
Today (18 April) is the International Day for Monuments and Sites, which aims to raise public awareness about the diversity and vulnerability of the world’s built monuments and heritage sites and the efforts required to protect and conserve them. We have asked the Commission’s conservation team to tell us about four of CWGC’s impressive, but lesser-known sites from around the world. Which one would you like to visit? Vote in our Twitter Poll.