Are you looking for a professional guide to take you on a battlefield tour? Are you working as a battlefield guide, would you like to find out more about becoming validated as a battlefield guide?
The International Guild of Battlefield Guides is the foremost organisation dedicated to touring the battlefields. We enable guides and historians to share information, expertise and knowledge; we help visitors to find accredited battlefield guides who can help them to explore the past. We all have one thing in common: a love of military history and a desire to ensure the sacrifices of past generations in war are not forgotten.
Our Honorary Members include Tonie and Valmai Holt, the pioneers of battlefield guiding.
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Our Annual Conference and AGM weekend will be held in the Doubletree Hotel, Lincoln. We will include the usual mix of activities – validation opportunities, Guild AGM (Saturday afternoon), Guild Awards Dinner, a quiz, bring-and-buy stall, and a range of speakers.
There will be a pre-Conference visit to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, with a hangar floor visit.
The Guild will conduct an Ypres recce 11-15 March 2024 , very much along the lines of the 2022 Guild Somme recce. The purpose will be to focus on some of the lesser known aspects of the Immortal Salient. The outline programme will be:
- 11 March. Deploy
- 12 March. The Indian Corps in the Salient 1914-1915
- 13 March. The Logistics of 3rd Ypres 1917
- 14 March. The Battle of the Lys 1918
- 15 March. Recover
Transport will be in shared cars
Please indicate interest to John Cotterill on firstname.lastname@example.org, so that he can look at accommodation in Ypres , which is always difficult to arrange for large numbers at short notice.