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DUKE HONOURS BRITISH TROOPS SERVICE IN DENMARK

The Duke of Kent, who is President of Commonwealth War Graves Commission visited Bispebjerg Kirkegaard in Copenhagen in May to lay a wreath at the Cross of Sacrifice in memory of British and Commonwealth troops who were killed in Denmark during the war. The Duke also thanked St Alban's Church for holding the Remembrance Day Service each year. He was accompanied on his visit by the British Defence Attaché Colonel Sarah Johansen and members of The Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

In 1954 an agreement was made between the British and the Danish governments which allowed Commonwealth soldiers to be buried free of charge in Denmark. The War Graves Commission area at Bispebjerg Kirkegaard consists of the Cross of Sacrifice and the graves of 40 Commonwealth soldiers of which eight are unidentified.

The prayers were led by Reader-in-Training Jane Passant.