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Centenary of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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The Commonwealth War Graves Commission ensures that 1.7 million Commonwealth Forces who died in the two world wars will never be forgotten. They care for cemeteries and memorials at 23,000 locations, in 154 countries. The values and aims, laid out in 1917, are as relevant now as they were a 100 years ago.

On the 21st May this year the Commission celebrates its Centenary and to honour this remarkable anniversary BFPS has produced a commemorative cover.


An image of Tyne Cot Cemetery in Belgium shows the care and attention that the Commonwealth Graves Commission takes when carrying out its works and along with the 1st class commemorative stamp it gives a very reflective theme to the cover. The stamp will be cancelled by a unique British Forces Postal Service special handstamp No. 3203. The centerpiece of this cancellation features the Commissions Centenary logo.

The cover comes complete with an A4 double-sided information insert in full colour. Both are presented in a cellophane sleeve to create a high quality souvenir of this historic event.

Ordering your copies of the cover

This superb commemorative cover can be ordered from the BFPS online shop at 

They will cost just £6 for the standard version and if produced £12 for the signed limited edition version which will bear a 1st class 'Battle Poppy' commemorative stamp.(UK/BFPO p&p free). 

They will be available on a strictly first-come-first-served basis.  Ordered covers will be despatched on or soon after the 21ˢᵗ May 2017.

You can also order these covers via mail order by sending a cheque made out toBFPS CIC and sending it to BFPS, The Old Post Office, Links Place, Elie, Fife, KY9 1AX.


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