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CWGC staff take advantage of training opportunity

21 February 2013

Newly appointed CWGC staff in the UK have taken advantage of the opportunity, provided by recent renovation work, to participate in some on-site training.

The new recruits were at work at South Shoebury (St Andrew) Churchyard, Essex, creating two new distinct plots for the 66 war graves in the churchyard.

CWGC Horticultural Supervisor, Douglas Meney, was on-hand to assess the new recruits in action and also took the opportunity to pass on some of his experience.
Subjects covered, included; turf lifting, rotovating and soil preparation, 'pegging out', levelling and turf laying. 

Douglas guided the new recruits systematically through each subject, providing them with a good grounding in all Commission techniques.

Staff described the experience as useful and thorough and commented on the energetic flair with which their training was delivered.