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Matters arising from the Minutes of the 465th Meeting
Update on the condition of General Sir John Crocker’s health; attendance of the Chairman at Sir Edward Peacock’s Memorial Service at St. Margaret’s Westminster; letter from Admiral Sir Martin Dunbar-Nasmith in regards to the passing of his wife; report on lecture given by Mr W. F. W. Harding, Chief Horticultural Officer, on the horticultural work of the Commission; discussion regarding proposed alterations to the design of Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery; report on investigations concerning the theft of the key and Visitors’ Book from the Runnymede Memorial;
Announcement regarding the election of Mr Harold Luxton, former Horticultural Superintendent at Albert, as an Associate of Honour of the Royal Horticultural Society.
Details of the revised Estimate for 1962-1963 and 1963-1964, including purchase of the premises at 13, Grosvenor Gardens, outstanding tasks yet to be completed, administrative expenses, horticultural maintenance and supplementary grants.
Report of the 508th Meeting of the Finance Committee
Changes in the rates of pay and allowances for staff; vehicle replacement programme.
Commonwealth-Foreign Joint Committee
Appointment of the new Indian Ambassador at Brussels as a member of the Commonwealth-Belgian Joint Committee.
Authorisation for Rear-Admiral Rolfe, Regional Director, Northern Region, to sign the lease or part of the Mairie School Building in Thiepval as a dwelling for a Commission gardener.
Report from the Northern Region for the Quarter Ended 30th September 1962
Details of the action taken by the French Ministry of the Interior to protect the surroundings of Commonwealth war cemeteries and memorials in France; report on the construction of Fredrikstad Military Cemetery and Kviberg Cemetery; information regarding the recovery of five casualties from the First World War in France and one casualty from the Second World War in the Netherlands.
Reports on Remembrance ceremonies held in November 1961; reference to ceremonies held at Reykjavik, the Tower Hill Memorial, the Lee-on-Solent Memorial, the Portsmouth Memorial and the Chatham Memorial; mention of ceremonies held in Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and the Vimy Memorial, and the annual Pilgrimage of the Airborne Forces to Arnhem (Oosterbeek) War Cemetery; note regarding the annual Service of Remembrance held at Fort Worth (Greenwood) Memorial Park.