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COFEPOW is a Registered Charity ( Reg. No. 1074474) dedicated to perpetuating the memory of the Far East Prisoners of War and advancing knowledge of the suffering endured and sacrifices made by them during their years of captivity in World War II.
Click on the 'Charity' button to read more.

 

Following the resignation of Carol Cooper as Chairman 31st March 2015

Interim Chairman Until August 2015
Paul Watson

 

Contact:
email: paulwatson241@blueyonder.co.uk

Tel: 0121 680 5223

The FEPOW Memorial Building
at the National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire

Click here for more information

 

On December 16th 1994  an article in a local newspaper made an incredible impact on one woman who read it, so much so that three years later it brought about the beginning of  COFEPOW .
Read more about how COFEPOW was formed

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BENEDICT'S COFEPOW APPEAL!!

We are being supported in our appeal by Tricia Walker whose uncle was a prisoner on the Death Railway. Her book “Benedict’s Brother” which became a best- selling Book Of The Year is to be reprinted as a special edition in time for the VJ-Day 70th Anniversary 15th /16th August 2015 at the National Arboretum.

30% of each book sold will go to support the appeal.

BOOK RELEASE 13th JULY 2015 !!!
(Isbn: 9780957217720)
Details to order your purchase will follow shortly.

The Author, Tricia's Website: www.triciawalker.co.uk

Click here For more information

 

 

COFEPOW: Social Media Links

 

 

COFEPOW V.J. DAY 70th ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND CELEBRATION!

LICHFIELD CATHEDRAL, Saturday 15th August 2015
and at The National Memorial Arboreatum, Alrewas, near Lichfield.
on Sunday 16th August 2015


To find out more information and place your order

Click hereCelebration Itinery Click hereFlyer


COFEPOW Former Chairman, Carol Cooper gives a brief hisory of the origin of Cofepow and of opening of the FEPOW Memorial Building at the National Memorial Arboretum. The building was opened on the 60th Anniversary, in 2005. Its 10th anniversary coinciding with the 70th Anniversay of VJ day.

To see the You Tube Video, PLEASE CLICK HERE

APPEAL FOR ARTEFACTS and ITEMS to KEEP THE MEMORIES ALIVE

To find out more information and to help
Click here


 

BRAND NEW COFEPOW RESEARCH FACILITY!!

COFEPOW has developed Research Corner, which is designed to assist in finding information easily and quickly from the contents of the website on ONE page. From a general search using the Portal Simple Search Box to specific shortcuts where more information is known.

Also now available, thousands of Liberation questionnaire images. However the Comprehensive FEPOW lists are available to MEMBERS ONLY

Please Click Here


 

COFEPOW "VJ70" COMMEMORATIVE MEDALLION !!
Demand to purchase a Medallion has been so great,
A new Batch of Medallions has been made available for sale at an Incredible price.
Get yours before thay are all gone.
A once only opportunity to obtain this unbelievable quality, keepsake.

Click here

 

AUTUMN WEEK END BREAK!!

COFEPOW has returned by popular demand toThe Suncliff Hotel, Bournemouth, which was our first week end break in 2013. Wonderful Hotel, Excellent food and Service! Special rates

For more information, Please Click Here

 


Join us today

BECOME A COFEPOW MEMBER

If you would like to help us achieve our aim to preserve and promote the memory of and to educate future generations in regard to the suffering and sacrifices of the Far East Prisoners of War, then send for a membership form from:-

Graham and Eileen Robertson, Membership Officers
Email:G. Robertson - email: gemats1@outlook.com

Tel: 01603 278000
or write to 30 Church Close, Buxton, NORFOLK, NR10 5ER

YOU MAY NOW DONATE TO THE CHARITY INSTANTLY!
JUST SELECT THE DONATE BUTTON BELOW

Cheques should be made payable to COFEPOW and sent to :-
Mr. Paul Housden, COFEPOW, 21 Highgale Gardens, Lostock Hall,
Preston, Lancs.PR5 5YT, United Kingdom

If you are thinking of writing your will, please think of us (click here for advice)

For Further Details, Click on the Charity Page Button Above


Click here to download COFEPOW Membership Form to complete by hand

COFEPOW MEMBERBERSHIP COMPLETE FORM ON LINE

Fill online

TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR 12 MONTHS FROM AUGUST
CLICK SUBSCRIBE

SINGLE: £12 Joint: £18
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BELOW IS REDUCING MEMBERSHIP FEES FOR LESS THAN FULL YEAR

CLICK THE AMOUNT SHOWN AGAINST THE MONTH YOU WISH TO JOIN
EITHER SINGLE OR JOINT MEMBERSHIP,
JULY IS A FREE MONTH.

SINGLE: Month Joined
JOINT: Month Joined

 

 

RESEARCH ADVICE CENTRE
For information to assist your research
Click Here

You can also access articles, stories, links and more by clicking on the buttons on the left-hand side of this page.

NEW ADDITIONS TO THE COFEPOW WEBSITE
To See What's New You Can Access The Full List
Click Here

New Articles and Editions to the Information and Research items to the website. All within the last year or so.

 

Remembrance
To lose loved ones is painful, particularly when they felt so much torment as FEPOWs.

A part of our site is now dedicated to their memory. Please click on the wreath below to visit the remembrance page

Wreath and crosses
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Please spare a few moments to read this

Whatever your reason for browsing through the pages of this web site, please remember that we are a purely voluntary organisation. We have succeeded in raising the necessary funding to open the permanent 'FEPOW Memorial Building' at the National Memorial Arboretum but still need funds for future maintenance and for expanding research and archival facilities.

If you have found our website or us helpful in any way, you may wish to show your appreciation by sending to us a donation to help us build a better website and maintain the Memorial building which houses the story of the Far East Prisoners of War.
Your donation would be seen as your Thank You!

 

Cheques should be made payable to COFEPOW and sent to :-
Mr. Paul Housden, COFEPOW, 21 Highgale Gardens, Lostock Hall,
Preston, Lancs.PR5 5YT, United Kingdom

If you are thinking of writing your will, please think of us (click here for advice)

 

COFEPOW AGM ELECTIONS 16th August 2015
The following are to stand for election as Cofepow Officers and Trustees:
Trustees:
Keith Andrews; David Brown; Paul Housden; Brian Hume; Capt. Luke Johnston-Smith; Eileen Robertson; Graham Robertson; Paul Watson; Alan Wills and Christine Wills.
Chairman: Paul Watson
Treasurer: David Brown
Media Officer and Secretary: Capt. Luke Johnston-Smith
Chief Researcher: Keith Andrews,
Membership Officers: Graham and Eileen Robertson
Web Master: Paul Watson

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All material, including maps, photographs, drawings etc on this site is the copyright of COFEPOW or those people who have kindly contributed to help our cause.

We are happy for material on the COFEPOW site to be used by schools or for research purposes provided reference is made to its source and/or the owner. No material can be used on another site without permission.