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The Western Front Association Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph, Whitehall 11 November 2017

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Highlights from the WFA Service of Remembrance held at the Cenotaph, Whitehall, London on the morning of 11 November 2017. The ceremony was attended by various VIPs. MPs Tom Watson and Jamie Stone represented the Labour and Liberal Democrats respectively. Lyndsay Knight, Department of Culture, Media and Sport attended for the government. Singer …


The Chinese Labour Corps commemorated

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The Chinese Labour Corps commemorated at The Western Front Association Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph, Whitehall, London Saturday 11 November 2017.   The Chinese Labour Corps were commemorated for the first time acknowledging the role 140,000 Chinese Workers played during the First World War.  This generated significant interest from C…



All over the world: media coverage of this year’s Western Front Association’s Armistice ceremony at the Cenotaph

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From Tom Thorpe at the Western Front Association Service of Commemoration at the Cenotaph 11 November 2017 This year I was big in China at the Cenotaph! In my role as media organiser for this year’s WFA ceremony, I was interviewed by three Chinese press outlets; China Central Television, the Xinhua News Agency and the UK Chinese Journal. Their p…


The Chinese Labour Corps Remembered at the Cenotaph on Armistice Day

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Chinese Labour Corps contingent next to the Cenotaph with the Western Front Association Chairman Colin Wagstaff and Malcolm Doolin   The image of the Cenotaph graced with wreaths of red poppies is one that never ceases to touch me. Although my family was in no way connected to the two world wars, the thought of all those who gave themselves to …