Government announces events across the UK to commemorate the Somme Centenary
2014 marks 100 years since the start of the First World War. Within government the Department for Culture, Media and Sport is leading plans to build a commemoration fitting of this significant milestone in world history.
UK Government will be hosting commemorative events in the Orkney Islands
The public can now apply for tickets to attend Somme centenary commemorations in Thiepval next year.
We will remember them - 8,000 tickets available for public to commemorate the Battle of the Somme Centenary
Tickets for the July 2016 Thiepval Memorial event in France will be available through a public ballot opening later this year.
The nation has been commemorating the centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign and Anzac day at events in London and Turkey.
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