Paper fights for veteran honour

The Worcester
Standard has launched a campaign to win a Second World War veteran an
honour recognising his 40-year dedication to raising money for the
Royal British Legion.

Former Royal Navy chief petty officer John
Hewlett, 90, has spearheaded the raising of more than £350,000 as the
RBL’s Worcester branch Poppy Appeal organiser.

Deputy editor David Dunham said it was a disgrace that Mr Hewlett had not gained recognition for his efforts.

said: “The England cricketers were honoured for doing their job, yet a
man who has given 40 years of his life to helping others who fought for
this country has, to date, gone unnoticed.

“Everyone at the
Standard is delighted to do their bit to ensure Mr Hewlett is honoured,
and no doubt our readers will be disgusted at the powers that be if our
nomination is unsuccessful.”

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