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SUFFOLK CIVILIAN INSTRUCTOR SUPPORTING COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES FOUNDATION

Working at Tyne Cot Belguim, or giving tours at the Menin Gate in Ypres, CI Amy Denson continues her leave of absent from 1379 (Leiston) Squadron during her internship with the Commonwealth War Graves Foundation.

The Commonwealth War Graves Foundation (CWGF) is a charitable foundation that highlights the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) by telling the stories of the 1.7m people the CWGC commemorates.

CI Denson added “It has been an amazing experience and it has helped me gain an insight to the work involved by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and Royal British Legion in remembrance. Although some days can be both physically and mentally draining, it is so rewarding helping people find memorials of loved ones.”

When applying for the position, what helped her succeed with gaining the position (which was one out of only 23 intern places for 2019), was the experience gained through cadets, in particular the importance the Corps puts on remembering those who gave so much.

CI Steve Brand from 1379 (Leiston) Sqn (pictured carrying the banner for the Royal British Legion), caught up with Amy when the interns were at Arnhem to help and talk to veterans from Operation Market Garden and their families.

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