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CWGC restores Ypres’ Menin Gate for Centenary

Commonwealth War Graves Commission staff are working to prepare the Menin Gate in Ypres for the Centenary of World War I in 2014. Since early spring, horticultural staff have carried out turf renovation in and around the site. In addition, … Continue reading

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Stow Maries airfield to be restored for Centenary

Stow Maries airfield, one of the most complete World War I aerodromes in the UK, is set to be completely restored, following a campaign by a group of volunteers. In World War I pilots flew from the Essex base on … Continue reading

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Plan seeks £1.5m to reopen World War I Essex airfield

Former World War I airfield Stow Maries could be restored and opened as a museum, reports the Sunday Times. The newspaper reports that the site, near Chelmsford is Essex, is expected to receive a grant of £1.5m from the National … Continue reading

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London’s Cenotaph in £60,000 restoration

The Cenotaph in London is due to undergo restoration prior to the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. The monument is one of hundreds being cleaned and repaired in readiness for the anniversary next year. The Daily … Continue reading

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