Yesterday, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) and the Canadian government held a commemorative ceremony at the Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
5 June 1944, Allied soldiers were preparing to launch Operation Overlord, the Invasion of Normandy. Today, 75 years later, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) are at events on both sides of the channel to commemorate the soldiers who took the first steps into France. Join us throughout the day to keep up with the anniversary events.
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?
A new exhibition has open opened this month in Cyprus, 1940, People and Images, which seeks to explore the story of Greece and Cyprus during the Second World War. The exhibition is supported by CWGC, and working alongside the exhibition team, we hope it will encourage visitors to learn more about some of the fascinating CWGC sites on the island.
This year, 6 June marks the 75th Anniversary of Operation Overlord and the D-Day landings of Allied forces in Normandy. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is working with the Royal British Legion (RBL), the UK Government and other key stakeholders on a series of commemorations in Portsmouth and Normandy to commemorate this important anniversary.