Duke of Kent visits CWGC sites in Bulgaria

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HRH the Duke of Kent, president of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), visited Bulgaria recently to attend a ceremony to remember the fallen of the First World War.

The Duke travelled to CWGC sites in Sofia and Plovdiv and said: ‘In this year of commemorations, as we mark the Centenary of the First World War, it becomes increasingly important that we remember the sacrifices made by servicemen and women all over the globe.

‘Maintaining the graves to the highest possible standards is our task, but it is only possible with the generous support of our Commonwealth partners and our host countries. We are, therefore, extremely grateful to them and to President Plevneliev and the people of Bulgaria, who do so much to facilitate our work of commemorating the war dead in the Republic of Bulgaria.’

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