Archive for the tag 'Respect'

Earlier this month saw the commencement of DNA testing on the remains of hundreds of Australian and British WW1 Soldiers whose remains were discovered last year in mass graves at Fromells.
The testing program sets out to identify the individuals that have been killed in combat and will be the largest undertaking of this kind to [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Aug 26th 2009

The latest edition of DefenceFocus reports on how the very first Armed Forces Day event was planned.
The day was conceived due to a desire to include armed forces members who are still serving their country into the Veterans Day celebrations.  This idea was supported by a petition on the Number10 website, which led to the [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Aug 19th 2009

The Historic Dockyard at Chatham is the venue for the first ever Armed Forces Day which takes place tomorrow.  It is an opportunity for the Nation to show support for men and women who make up the armed forces community.  The National event has proved so popular it has sold out but there are many [...]

13 Comments CherryPie on Jun 26th 2009

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) have set up a new website that explains a current project, which sets out to move the remains of more than 600 casualties from Pheasant Wood to new military cemetery at Fromelles for their reburial.
In May 2008, after several years of painstaking research and investigation, five burial pits dating [...]

9 Comments CherryPie on Jun 5th 2009

On Saturday the 27th June 2009 the first ever national Armed Forces Day will be held, it is an opportunity for the nation to show support for the men and women who make up the armed forces community.  The day aims to celebrate everyone who has served within the Armed Forces; those currently serving, veterans [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Jun 3rd 2009