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Buckinghamshire County

The Branch dedicated a new Standard in 2013 and the old Standard is to be lent on a long loan to the Erquinghem-Lys town museum in France, where the Standard will be displayed. The town is close to Ypres and Armentieres and has a strong connection with the original idea of an Unknown Warrior in 1916 and the return of the Unknown Warrior to Westminster Abbey in 1920. A group of Branch members will make the journey to France in autumn to take part in the handover ceremony with the Town Mayor. 

In Tylers Green in 1935, 30 lime trees were planted in the village, each with a plaque to commemorate a villager killed in WW1. The Branch members are undertaking a project to refurbish the plaques that have been damaged. 

A WW1 afternoon tea is planned for the summer but the Branch Committee is concerned that it will be seen as a celebration rather than a commemoration. A decision on the format has yet to be made. 

Colin Doyle is the contact for the Branch.

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