CWGC Newsletter

We received this newsletter on Canada Day, but haven’t had the opportunity to post it until now.


Welcome to this week’s edition of the CWGC Newsletter

Welcome to the first issue of our refreshed newsletter, packed every fortnight with the latest updates from CWGC around the world.

After a three-month closure, the CWGC Experience has reopened and welcomed its first French visitors of the summer. And while most of you will be staying closer to home, we’ve got plenty of ways you can join us on a virtual adventure instead! We are delighted to present a special CWGC Live broadcast from the Menin Gate in Belgium, while our latest podcast episode will transport you to the Far East and this week’s blog celebrates some of the hidden gems under our care in Canada.

Public Access to the Last Post Ceremony to Resume

We are pleased to announce that the Last Post ceremony will resume this evening, 1 July 2020, following the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions in Belgium. With social distancing measures in place, limited numbers of members of the public will, for the first time in over three months, be able to attend the ceremony usually held every evening under the CWGC’s Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
For all those unable to travel, we will be live broadcasting this Last Post ceremony on our Facebook channels from 6.30pm (UK time) to mark the return of members of the public to the daily act of remembrance.

Tune into our live broadcast via Facebook by clicking on the link below!

Watch Live

The CWGC Experience Reopens

As government guidelines begin to relax across Europe, the CWGC is pleased to announce that our award-winning visitor centre, the CWGC Experience, also reopened to the public with social distancing measures in place on Monday 29 June.

Discover our Podcasts

Listen to the latest episode of the CWGC Podcast, The Royal Navy, hosted by CWGC Historian Max Dutton, with special guest Dr Nick Hewitt of the National Museum of the Royal Navy. Hear the discussion of the role of the Royal Navy in the Pacific 75 years ago.

Read CWGC’s Latest Blog

This Canada Day we wanted to highlight some of our sites out in Canada which commemorate those lost during the two World Wars. So, we asked Catherine Paterson, Work Manager for CWGC, to take us through five Canadian CWGC cemeteries and memorials which you probably never knew existed.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is calling on the public to take part in a virtual act of remembrance through giving you the chance to pay tribute to those who served in the World Wars.
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