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War Memorials

Defence written question – answered on 10th September 2013.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what caseload has been held by the Directorate of Manning for (a) the Army, (b) the Royal Navy and (c) the Royal Air Force regarding the commemoration of British service personnel who died during the First and Second World Wars in each year since 2010.

Photo of Mark Francois Mark Francois The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The Army is in the process of introducing new arrangements to deal with such cases more efficiently. As part of this work a review is currently under way to examine in detail the current and historical caseload. This has not yet concluded, but at this stage the Army currently hold 225 outstanding cases, with a further 76 cases under discussion with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. 567 cases have been dealt with since 2010.

The Royal Navy currently holds no cases but has dealt with a total of 151 cases since 2010.

The Royal Air Force currently holds no cases but has dealt with a total of 25 since 2010.

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