Martyrs Day Remembrance Service to be held at Brookwood cemetery in March

British Turks are invited to attend a remembrance service for fallen Turkish soldiers as part of Martyrs Day, commemorated in Turkey and the wider Diaspora. The service will take place at 11.30am on Tuesday 18 March 2014 at the Turkish Air Force Burial Ground, situated in Brookwood Cemetery in Woking, where 14 Turkish servicemen killed during World War 2 are buried. The site is next to Plot 1, which forms part of a much larger military burial area where the remains of soldiers from multiple nationalities are buried.

All members of the British Turkish community are welcome to attend prayers by the gravesides of the fallen soldiers, while recalling those who have fallen in Turkey and elsewhere. A statement issued by the Turkish Embassy said: “Remembrance days, like national holidays, help to forge national unity and togetherness, strengthen community resolve, and educate and empower our youth”.

The address is Brookwood Cemetery, Cemetery Pales, Brookwood, Woking, Surrey, GU24 0BL. Those who would like to attend but are unable to make their own way to the cemetery should contact Turkuas UK for assistance. Email them at:

More details of the site is available here: Brookwood Cemetery Turkish Air Force