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War Widows (Visits To Cemeteries)

Volume 78: debated on Friday 10 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence what visits to war cemeteries are being arranged in the current financial year for war widows under the scheme announced by the Minister of State for the Armed Forces, the right hon. Member for Tonbridge and Mailing (Mr. Stanley), on 22 October 1984, Official Report, column 471.

For the first year of the new Government-funded scheme, The Royal British Legion's programme of visits to overseas war graves planned so far is as follows:

Country/RegionArea Covered
Italy (South)Salerno, Cassino, Anzio, Caserta, Naples
TunisiaAll war cemeteries
Japan/Hong KongYokohama/Hong Kong
S GermanyMunich, Dumbach
SommeArras, Amiens, Theipval, Vimy, Pozieres, Beaumont Hamil
NormandyAll war cemeteries
Luxembourg and BelgiumHorton, Brussels
GermanyHamburg, Hanover, Soltau, Berlin
HollandAll mainland cemeteries including Rheinberg and Reischswald Forest
Italy (North)Argenta Gap, Florence, Coriano Ridge, Ancona, Faenza, Forli, Santerno
EgyptEl Alamein, Cairo, Alexandria
BelgiumMenin Gate, Ypres Salient Cemeteries
ThailandKanchanburi, Chungkai