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The members of COFEPOW are the children, families and friends of the many thousands of men, women and children imprisoned or interned and those who died at the hands of the Japanese in the Far East.

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VJ76 Lichfield Cathedral Service - 14th August 2021

For the many that couldn't attend Lichfield Cathedral on Saturday - luckily the entire service was recorded and can be watched below...

Poems of Hope

A poignant, often emotional and always thought-provoking collection of poems written by Far-East Prisoners of War during and after incarceration by Japanese forces in the Second World War, or by their families since.
Published to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VJ Day, August 15th 2020.

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COFEPOW's Latest News

Keep up to date with all of COFEPOW's latest news. See details below.

Sir David Amess MP

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October 17, 2021
Sir David Amess MP
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BAFEPOW October 2021 News Sheet

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October 15, 2021
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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News From Borneo - September 2021

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October 1, 2021
Websites: www.lynettesilver.com & www.sandakandeathmarch.com
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BAFEPOW September 2021 News Sheet

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September 13, 2021
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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Chichester Members Mark VJ Day

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August 25, 2021
Sussex members, Chris and Doug Beer, report on their VJ Day this year
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Wreath Laying in Blandford

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August 20, 2021
Terence Dear comments on the service
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TBRC Appeal

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August 20, 2021
GoFundMe Appeal
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FEPOW Memorial stone unveiled in Leicester

News
August 16, 2021
Article on the ITV website
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Taiwan POW Camps Memorial Society 14th FEPOW Day

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August 9, 2021
Event to be held at Spot Theatre in Taiwan
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COFEPOW's Upcoming Events

Make sure you don't miss any of COFEPOW's upcoming events. See details below.

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In Memory of Eileen Robertson

Eileen was held in high regard and loved by so many members, please make some time to read three very poignant and touching obituaries from Graham, her husband, Carole Cooper, former chairman and trustee, and Norman Craik.

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The COFEPOW National Enterprise Competition for Primary Schools

The COFEPOW National Enterprise Competition for Primary Schools

We are delighted to say that we are about to embark on a new project which involves establishing a competition for Primary Schools. You are cordially invited to attend the launching of our Education programme on 15th February 2017.

Research Database

COFEPOW has developed Research Database, which is designed to assist in finding information on WW2 and the Far East easily and quickly. Thousands of liberation questionnaires are now available on the Research Database. There is an integrated search engine to make finding information easier.

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COFEPOW's Latest News

Keep up to date with all of COFEPOW's latest news. See details below.

BAFEPOW October 2021 News Sheet

News
October 15, 2021
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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Sir David Amess MP

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October 17, 2021
Sir David Amess MP
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News From Borneo - September 2021

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October 1, 2021
Websites: www.lynettesilver.com & www.sandakandeathmarch.com
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BAFEPOW September 2021 News Sheet

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September 13, 2021
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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Chichester Members Mark VJ Day

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August 25, 2021
Sussex members, Chris and Doug Beer, report on their VJ Day this year
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Wreath Laying in Blandford

News
August 20, 2021
Terence Dear comments on the service
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TBRC Appeal

News
August 20, 2021
GoFundMe Appeal
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FEPOW Memorial stone unveiled in Leicester

News
August 16, 2021
Article on the ITV website
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Taiwan POW Camps Memorial Society 14th FEPOW Day

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August 9, 2021
Event to be held at Spot Theatre in Taiwan
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BAFEPOW August 2021 News Sheet

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August 9, 2021
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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BAFEPOW July 2021 News Sheet

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July 14, 2021
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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News From Borneo

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June 14, 2021
Websites: www.lynettesilver.com & www.sandakandeathmarch.com
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BAFEPOW June 2021 News Sheet

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June 8, 2021
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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FEPOW Gallery

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June 7, 2021
Update on the FEPOW Gallery
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Author seeking family members of POWs

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May 28, 2021
Book will be published by major history publisher in 2022.
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Thailand-Burma Railway Centre Donations

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May 25, 2021
Making Donations easy and inexpensive
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Nagasaki Memorial Foundation April 2021 Newsletter

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April 28, 2021
For more information visit http://fukuoka14b.org
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BAFEPOW May 2021 News Sheet

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May 17, 2021
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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Online Reopening of Changi Chapel and Musuem

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May 15, 2021
Tuesday 18th May - 9am UK time
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Bob Hucklesby Donation Link

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May 5, 2021
Prostate Cancer Charity Link
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Plymouth Remembers - VJ Day 75th + 1

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May 1, 2021
Minster Church of St. Andrew Plymouth
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BAFEPOW April 2021 News Sheet

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April 19, 2021
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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HRH Prince Philip

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April 12, 2021
The country has lost an extraordinary person.
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Sir John Baird Anecdote

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April 8, 2021
Sir John Baird Anecdote - Mary Harris
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'The Short Straw' - Stephen Mockridge

News
March 30, 2021
Several booklets to give away FOC to COFEPOW members.
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Archive footage search for a documentary series

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March 24, 2021
A French production company AGAT films is looking for archives
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Mrs. Joan H. G. Gillan

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March 24, 2021
COFEPOW Trustees would like to offer their sincere condolences
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MVG Newsletter & Borneo Graveyard Article

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March 24, 2021
Borneo graveyard article
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BAFEPOW March 2021 News Sheet

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March 10, 2021
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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Rebuilding Gurkha homes - a heartfelt plea for donations

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February 19, 2021
Plans for sturdy brick-built replacement homes for Nepal Gurkhas
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FEPOW church to live-stream memorial service

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February 19, 2021
Our Lady and Saint Thomas of Canterbury in Wymondham
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BAFEPOW February 2021 News Sheet

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February 11, 2021
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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WWII Graves Memorial Stone

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January 21, 2021
An update from the Sarawak Tourism Federation
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BAFEPOW January 2021 News Sheet

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January 11, 2021
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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RFHG Weekly Blog Series

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December 17, 2020
Running a weekly blog series from mid-January
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BAFEPOW December 2020 News Sheet

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December 7, 2020
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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Tribute to Ron Bridge

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November 29, 2020
Sadly we report the death of Ronald William ‘Ron’ Bridge MBE AFC FRAeS FRIN
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The Wirral Globe is currently running a reader competition

News
November 29, 2020
Two prize winners picked at random on 2 December
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www.fepow75.org.uk

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November 29, 2020
Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Repatriation of Far East Prisoners of War 1945-46
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Repatriation Remembrance in Southampton

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November 19, 2020
Water Tuttlebee's final report
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RFHG Conference for June 2021 has been cancelled

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November 23, 2020
Researching FEPOW History Group
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Lanarkshire Yeomanry Group Newsletter

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November 10, 2020
Remembrance Sunday 2020 in Lanarkshire
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Remembrance Sunday in Herefordshire

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November 9, 2020
Special thanks to Kerry Bird
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Remembrance Service Norfolk

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November 9, 2020
Sunday 25th October 2020
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Remembrance at the NMA

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November 9, 2020
Sharon Morris-Mee at the NMA
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Field of Remembrance Plot

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November 9, 2020
Thank you Pauline Simpson
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COFEPOW Scotland November

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November 5, 2020
Occasional Newsletter No. 6
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BAFEPOW November 2020 News Sheet

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November 7, 2020
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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Donations of Artefacts

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November 7, 2020
An update on donations of artefacts
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Burma Railway Stories

News
November 4, 2020
Seeking information
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Notice for Remembrance Sunday from the NMA

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October 30, 2020
Remembrance Sunday information
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Doorstep Silence on Remembrance Sunday

News
October 19, 2020
Please share this great idea
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BAFEPOW October 2020 News Sheet

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October 19, 2020
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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VJ Day Gallery of Heroes

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October 14, 2020
1000 photos by November
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COFEPOW Scotland

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September 15, 2020
Occasional Newsletter No. 4
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FEPOW 75th Anniversary Virtual Commemoration Update

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October 5, 2020
New website for a virtual commemoration
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Marian Lowe Donation

News
September 24, 2020
Huge thanks to Marian for her donation!
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Batu Lintang POW campsite celebrates 75 years of liberation

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September 11, 2020
The Batu Lintang Prisoners of War (POW) campsite
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BAFEPOW September 2020 News Sheet

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September 10, 2020
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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VJ Day 75 Service, Easthill Park, Portslade

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September 7, 2020
War Memorial in Easthill Park, Portslade
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Poignant VJ day event held in Chichester

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August 18, 2020
Relatives of Far Eastern Prisoners of War were among those who gathered
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The Nagasaki Monument Foundation Update

News
September 2, 2020
Story by Rob Schouten and Ruud van Kraaij.
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Burma Railway Exhibition in Cumbria

News
September 2, 2020
Calling all members in Cumbria
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Loving dad kept prisoner of war camp horror secret from his family

News
August 21, 2020
His daughter has spoken of her pride in what her dad went through for his country
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VJ 75 at Rocks by Rail, Cottesmore

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August 21, 2020
VJ 75 commemoration at the Museum at Cottesmore
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Captivity: Revisting the River Kwai (video)

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August 21, 2020
Sally Grumbridge talks about her father's experiences
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RBL Online Messages for VJ Day Poppy Posies

News
August 20, 2020
Uncover the untold stories
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Re-launch of Captive Memories, Far East POW website

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August 20, 2020
http://www.captivememories.org.uk/
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VJ75 - BBC One Morning Programme

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August 14, 2020
The Nation Remembers
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VJ Day 75th Anniversary Service from Leicester Cathedral

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August 13, 2020
15/08/2020 at 5pm, Leicester Cathedral will broadcast a Service of Commemoration
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VJ75 Programme - BBC One

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August 12, 2020
8:30pm Saturday 15th August
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VJ75 - Poppy Messages

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August 10, 2020
Submit your message by an online form
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FEPOW Building Closed - 11.08.2020 until 15.08.2020

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August 6, 2020
Tuesday 11 August until 3.00 p.m. on Saturday 15 August
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The Foundation Monument Nagasaki

News
July 31, 2020
looking for relatives of the prisoners of War of camp Fukuoka 14b
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VJ75 BBC Progamme - Descendants of Commonwealth FEPOWs

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July 31, 2020
Calling all descendants of Commonwealth FEPOWs
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Proposed Memorial To The Victims of the Lisbon Maru

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July 15, 2020
Work is underway on a project to build a memorial
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BAFEPOW July 2020 News Sheet

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July 15, 2020
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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Vic Pugh, has died at the age of 98

News
June 26, 2020
One of Shropshire's last survivors
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VJ75 BBC Progamme

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June 22, 2020
Calling all FEPOWs, COFEPOWs and beyond.
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Brian Burnie's Walk Around Britain

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June 22, 2020
Open invitation to all FEPOW's
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BAFEPOW June 2020 News Sheet

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June 16, 2020
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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N.F.F.W.R.A VJ75 Event Postponed

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June 5, 2020
St Martin-in-the-Fields event postponed
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Postponment of VJ75 Events - Press Release

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April 26, 2020
VJ75 events Postponed until 2021
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The Secret Art of Survival Exhibition - Cancelled

News
March 23, 2020
University of Liverpool closed the Victoria Gallery & Museum
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William Brown - 103 years old!

News
March 23, 2020
What an incredible man
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Birmingham Association of Far East Prisoners' of War (BAFEPOW)

News
March 30, 2020
A COVID-19 message from our friends at BAFEPOW
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