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Asif Shakoor is an independent researcher. He grew up in Manor Park and studied at the University of East London. His grandfather, Mahomed Gama, enlisted in the Mercantile Marine during the Great War and arrived at the Royal Victoria Dock in 1917 Asif wrote about his search for his grandfather’s war medal in Britain at War (January 2018).
He has presented research at national conferences and local events. He has worked on a project to digitise Cooks Certificates for Indian seamen at the National Maritime Museum. Asif has preserved the history of the local area through setting up an independent collection of images and set up the South Asian Contribution to Great Britain project.
The Mystery of the Missing Medals is performed by Maanuv Thiara. Audio description voiced by Carla Langley.