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Youth Engagement with Commonwealth War Graves Commission at RAF Coningsby.

On 13 August young people from service families at RAF Coningsby spent the afternoon learning about the war graves located in Coningsby Cemetery.

Young people cleaning Flying Officer Ingelby's war grave.
Young people cleaning Flying Officer Ingelby's war grave.
Image by : SAC Mayfield.

Coningsby Cemetery contains 37 war graves, the majority are personnel who lost their lives whilst flying from the RAF station in World War Two.

Flying Officer Ingelby.
Flying Officer Ingelby.

Jessica Nugent, Station Youth Worker at RAF Coningsby said,

‘The young people have had a very rewarding time today, finding out about some of the men who lie here, and carrying out some very light cleaning and tidying’

Sally McGlone and the young people cleaning war graves.
Sally McGlone from CWGC with some young people cleaning the war graves.
Image by: SAC Mayfield

Sally McGlone from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission was on hand to tell the stories of some of the men, including some from Canada, Australia, and the UK.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to draw attention to the CWGC graves here at Coningsby, and to give the children some understanding of the scale of sacrifice made during both world wars.”

 

 

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