Commonwealth War Graves Recognition

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A Submarine Family member and retired submariner who has been sharing his passion for world war history, and inspiring people with talks about the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), has received two awards from the CWGC.

Gary Newman was recently nominated and recognised twice for his work as a speaker and as an ‘Eyes On, Hands On’, volunteer where he monitors and carries out non-invasive maintenance on over 400 War Graves on the Isle of Wight as part of a small team of volunteers.

He was recently given the prestigious Spotlight awards along with a Commendation from the CWGC’s Director General, Claire Horton CBE, congratulating him and thanking him for his work. The CWGC’s Spotlight Awards are designed to shine a light on and celebrate the exceptional work of volunteers, individually or in teams who have gone over and beyond what is expected from them.”

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