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Whether you’re looking for a professional guide to take you on a battlefield tour, or you’re already a Battlefield Guide, just interested in finding out what battlefield guiding is all about, considering a future in battlefield guiding or improving your battlefield guiding skills, or simply have a general interest in battlefields – the International Guild of Battlefield Guides is for you. Our Honorary Members include Tonie and Valmai Holt – the pioneers of battlefield guiding – and President Professor Gary Sheffield – the acclaimed First World War historian – the Guild is the foremost organisation in the world dedicated to Battlefield Guiding.

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Coming Up

Guild Annual Weekend and AGM 2019

The Guild Annual Weekend and AGM will take place January 18th - 20th 2019.

The venue will be the Mercure Hotel Granby Street Leicester LE1 6ES

The event will include opportunities for validation, guest speakers, the annual Guild dinner and the ever popular Guild quiz! The AGM will also take place on the afternoon of Saturday 19th.

Full details of the event will be released shortly!

January 18th, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - January 20th, 2019 @ 2:30 pm Mercure Hotel Leicester

Validation Event 30th March 2019

A Validation Event has been organised on Saturday 30 March at Caythorpe Village Hall, 19 High St, Caythorpe, Grantham NG32 3DR, UK

Requests to attempt Assignments 1, 5 or 6 should be emailed to the Validation Secretary (valsec@gbg-international.com) by 15 February 2019 (as usual, “first come, first served”).

March 30th, 2019 Caythorpe

Guild Recce – Redcoats in the Pyrenees: 26-30 July 2019

A Pyrenees Recce is scheduled for 26-30 July.

This 5-day Recce visits the 1813-14 Peninsular War battlefields of the Pyrenees and follows the footsteps and actions of an army that had been built and nurtured by a great leader over the five preceding years. We visit the battlefield of Vitoria where Wellington achieved one of his greatest victories. We walk the land bridge at Sorauren to look at Foy’s demise then gain the heights of the Pass at Maya. We tour the Vera, San Marcial, and the Nivelle battlefields. We take in the San Sebastian siege and assault and the Crossings of the Bidassoa. The Guggenheim Museum is so close. To pass by would disappoint those who would want to experience this world-renowned museum.

4 Nights / 5 Nights: Fly In 26 Jul (before 1300 Hrs) Out of Bilbao 30 Jul (no earlier than 1600 Hrs)

First come first served: Members wishing to attend are asked to register with Graeme Cooper at cooper@waterlootours.co.uk

To provisionally book a place contact cooper@waterlootours.co.uk confirmation and commitment in January.

July 26th, 2019 @ 8:00 am - July 30th, 2019 @ 5:00 pm