The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is running its first ever War Graves Week this year, running from the 21-28 May 2021, shining a light on the people who work to keep remembrance of our war dead alive and the significant work of CWGC. Through a series of talks, tours and events, both physical and virtual, War Graves Week will bring an immersive and inclusive programme across the nation, detailing each locations expansive histories in all its variety and demonstrate its ongoing relevance today.
As part of War Graves Week, there is a guided tour around the Lowestoft Naval Memorial in Belle Vue Park, tonight, Wednesday 26 May and tomorrow, Thursday 27 May at 18:30pm. Lowestoft was selected to possess the Memorial for those men of the Royal Naval Patrol Service, who have no other grave but the sea, as this was the Depot for the Royal Naval Patrol Service during Second World War, developed from the pre-war Royal Naval Reserve Trawler Section Depot.
Tickets are still available for the guided tour and are free to obtain from Eventbrite. Please note, individuals must have a ticket to attend this event.