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04 / 03 / 2014

Events within Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s Cemeteries and Memorials

2014 marks the start of the First World War centenary, as well as the 70th anniversary of a number of major Second World War engagements.  As a result, many commemorative events are being planned wor ...

27 / 02 / 2014

First Minister of Wales pays respects to US Unknown Soldier

As part of his visit to the United States this week, the First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, has laid a wreath on behalf of the people of Wales at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Natio ...

17 / 02 / 2014

Update from Professor Sir Deian Hopkin, the First Minister’s Expert Adviser on the First World War

Professor Sir Deian Hopkin spent two days (5 and 6 February 2014) in Belgium and France, meeting local politicians, academics, battle guides, diplomats and locals. Professor Sir Deian Hopkin undertook ...

11 / 02 / 2014

First Minister unveils design of Welsh First World War memorial in Belgium

First Minister Carwyn Jones today [11 February 2014] unveiled the proposed design of a new memorial to commemorate Welsh soldiers who fought during the First World War. The memorial will be located in ...

27 / 01 / 2014

UPDATE – New Welsh First World War Memorial in Langemark, Belgium

January 2014 Update: Work is continuing on the new First World War memorial in Langemark, Belgium to remember the Welsh people who served in the First World War. Four Welsh Blue Pennant stones to buil ...