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E1 Alamein Memorial (Relatives' Fares)

Volume 531: debated on Wednesday 27 October 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for War if his Department will pay the fares of relatives of those killed at E1 Alamein to enable them to attend the unveiling ceremony which takes place at E1 Alamein this month.

The cost of travel to similar ceremonies in the past has not been met from Service funds and my right hon. Friend did not feel that special arrangements were justified on this occasion. The Imperial War Graves Commission, who were responsible for this ceremony, arranged with certain travel agencies for reduced fares, and the British Legion gave assistance to a number of cases.