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    Hi,
    Can anyone add to these Memorials.... Runnymede, Malta. Gibraltar and Alamein, which may contain missing airmen in/around the Middle East please, just in case i've missed any.
    tia....Alan.

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    Alan, Hi,
    Ramleh?
    HTH
    Peter Davies
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    Thanks Peter, unforunatley, this one did'nt bring forth anything to help my case.
    Regards......Alan.

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    I seem to recall that airmens graves in Tirana Albania were 'lost' after the country closed down and the names of those buried there were inscribed on a special panel (?) in Greece. It was said - but I can't remember where - that the graves were actually destroyed but that it has now been found that they are incorporated in a park in Tirana.

    I will see if I can find out more but this seems to be more of a special memorial for graves that cannot be found or maintained, rather a memorial to airmen who were always 'missing'.

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    Re my last post.

    The CWGC website spells out the story with which I fumbled above. Basically many of the remains have been found and are in a Collective Grave in Tirana. The Special memorials have been removed from Phaleron War Cemy and are now in Albania.

    I suppose then, in the true sense of the word this is not a memorial to the missing.

    Colin Cummings

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    Thanks anyway Colin.

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