Colonel Christopher Newbould CB, who died in 2021, was an influential battlefield guide.
He was a founder member of the Guild of Battlefield Guides and a key member of the Validation team. He was the lead guide for the Royal British Legion’s battlefield tour programme and, later, Spirit of Remembrance. During his time with the Royal British Legion he was the pioneer guide for a Realities of War programme for soldiers under training, He then recruited , trained and managed the Legion guides for what was probably the largest single single battlefield tour programme in the UK. He recruited dozens of guides into the trade.
Christopher was a retired officer of the Gloucestershire Regiment, There is more about him on obituaries by
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