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