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COFEPOW

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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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.

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News From Borneo - May 2024

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May 20, 2024
Websites: www.lynettesilver.com & www.sandakandeathmarch.com
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BAFEPOW June 2024 News Sheet

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May 5, 2024
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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FEPOW Ships Return

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May 1, 2024
Dorset Area Co-ordinator Ann explores marking 80th since FEPOW ships return
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BAFEPOW April 2024 News Sheet

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April 10, 2024
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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BAFEPOW March 2024 News Sheet

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March 12, 2024
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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BAFEPOW February 2024 News Sheet

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February 14, 2024
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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Fund-raiser for new FEPOW memorial in former hospital

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February 7, 2024
Plans to create stone commemorating FEPOW rehabilitation
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BAFEPOW January 2024 News Sheet

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January 16, 2024
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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News From Borneo - 2024 New Year Edition

News
January 15, 2024
Websites: www.lynettesilver.com & www.sandakandeathmarch.com
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BAFEPOW December 2023 News Sheet

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December 6, 2023
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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COFEPOW's Upcoming Events

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

AGM & VJ Day Commemorations 2024

All members welcome to VJ-Day commemorations and COFEPOW AGM
August 18, 2024
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COFEPOW 2024 Weekend Break

A fun and relaxed weekend away with fellow COFEPOW members.
October 4, 2024
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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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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 June 2024 News Sheet

News
May 5, 2024
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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News From Borneo - May 2024

News
May 20, 2024
Websites: www.lynettesilver.com & www.sandakandeathmarch.com
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BAFEPOW April 2024 News Sheet

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April 10, 2024
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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BAFEPOW March 2024 News Sheet

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March 12, 2024
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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BAFEPOW February 2024 News Sheet

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February 14, 2024
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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BAFEPOW January 2024 News Sheet

News
January 16, 2024
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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Fund-raiser for new FEPOW memorial in former hospital

News
February 7, 2024
Plans to create stone commemorating FEPOW rehabilitation
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News From Borneo - 2024 New Year Edition

News
January 15, 2024
Websites: www.lynettesilver.com & www.sandakandeathmarch.com
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BAFEPOW December 2023 News Sheet

News
December 6, 2023
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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BAFEPOW November 2023 News Sheet

News
November 6, 2023
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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BAFEPOW October 2023 News Sheet

News
October 12, 2023
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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Liverpool’s FEPOW memorial urgently needs replacement

News
October 5, 2023
Repatriation Memorial has to be replaced - please support
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The Lanarkshire Yeomanry Group VJ Day 2023 Newsletter

News
September 11, 2023
Lanarkshire YeomanryMemorial situated in Belhaven Park
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FEPOW Repatriation Memorial Ceremony - Southampton

News
November 18, 2023
In autumn 1945 over 20,000 British prisoners returned via Southampton port
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Navy warship crew rebuilds memorial to POW victims

News
August 7, 2023
British FEPOWs in Ballalae Island
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BAFEPOW August 2023 News Sheet

News
August 7, 2023
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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Annual VJ Day Memorial Walk – FREE

News
July 30, 2023
From Newcastle Civic Centre, Burma War Memorial to Sunderland Cenotaph
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BAFEPOW July 2023 News Sheet

News
July 6, 2023
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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Suez Maru 80th Anniversary

News
June 23, 2023
A note on the 80th Anniversary of the Suez Maru atrocity
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A sense of togetherness

News
June 16, 2023
FEPOW background information request
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BAFEPOW June 2023 News Sheet

News
June 6, 2023
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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News From Borneo - May 2023

News
May 16, 2023
Websites: www.lynettesilver.com & www.sandakandeathmarch.com
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BAFEPOW May 2023 News Sheet

News
May 10, 2023
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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Armed Forces Day 2023

News
May 12, 2023
There’s only 43 days to go!
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BAFEPOW April 2023 News Sheet

News
April 7, 2023
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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BAFEPOW March 2023 News Sheet

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March 6, 2023
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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BAFEPOW February 2023 News Sheet

News
February 13, 2023
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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Save the Scarf VC

News
February 14, 2023
Fundraiser organised by RAF Museum
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News From Borneo - January 2023

News
January 25, 2023
Websites: www.lynettesilver.com & www.sandakandeathmarch.com
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BAFEPOW January 2023 News Sheet

News
January 1, 2023
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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BAFEPOW December 2022 News Sheet

News
December 13, 2022
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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BAFEPOW November 2022 News Sheet

News
November 10, 2022
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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Return of FEPOWs to Southampton Commemoration date error

News
October 7, 2022
Correct date: Friday 18th November
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News From Borneo - September 2022

News
September 30, 2022
Websites: www.lynettesilver.com & www.sandakandeathmarch.com
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POW Requiem - Musical Event - Canberra

News
October 2, 2022
Saturday 29th October, 1pm Llewellyn Hall, ANU School of Music
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Postponement of the BAFEPOW AGM

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September 10, 2022
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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HM Queen Elizabeth II

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September 9, 2022
1926 - 2022
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The Lanarkshire Yeomanry Group VJ Day 2022 Newsletter

News
August 24, 2022
St. Brigid's Centre, Newmains, Lanarkshire
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Roll of honour for BAFEPOW Honoury Chairman, Ron Mockford

News
August 22, 2022
Honorary Chairman, Ron Mockford has passed away
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BAFEPOW August 2022 News Sheet

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August 15, 2022
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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BAFEPOW June / July 2022 News Sheet

News
July 11, 2022
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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COFEPOW Online Membership

News
July 1, 2022
COFEPOW is now able to offer members online membership.
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LSTM announces new date for RFHC conference

News
June 21, 2022
The long-awaited Researching FEPOW History Conference
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The Lanarkshire Yeomanry Group VJ Day 2022

News
June 14, 2022
Sunday, 14th August at the St. Brigid's Centre, Newmains
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Additonal BAFEPOW News Sheet May 2022

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June 9, 2022
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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BAFEPOW May 2022 News Sheet

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May 5, 2022
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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News From Borneo - April 2022

News
April 14, 2022
Websites: www.lynettesilver.com & www.sandakandeathmarch.com
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BAFEPOW April 2022 News Sheet

News
April 14, 2022
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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BAFEPOW March 2022 News Sheet

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March 10, 2022
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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BAFEPOW February 2022 News Sheet

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February 7, 2022
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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TBRC Appeal - 2022

News
January 31, 2022
GoFundMe Appeal
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Bert Warne to get freedom of Southampton

News
January 21, 2022
One of the last living survivors of the Burma Railway
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BAFEPOW January 2022 News Sheet

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January 12, 2022
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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Rebuilding Gurkha homes - 2022 Update

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January 6, 2022
Plans for sturdy brick-built replacement homes for Nepal Gurkhas
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News From Borneo - January 2022

News
February 7, 2022
Websites: www.lynettesilver.com & www.sandakandeathmarch.com
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Singapore War Crimes Trials Project

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January 1, 2022
Post-WWII British war crimes trials of the Japanese
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BAFEPOW December 2021 News Sheet

News
December 13, 2021
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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Oxford Christmas Lunch

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December 9, 2021
Oxford COFEPOW - 10th Anniversary
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Lanarkshire Yeomanry Group Remembrance Sunday

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November 22, 2021
Remembrance Sunday 2021
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BAFEPOW November 2021 News Sheet

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November 9, 2021
Important news from the BAFEPOW Committee
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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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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

News
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

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

News
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

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

News
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

News
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

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

News
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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