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Welcome to the International Guild of Battlefield Guides

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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 Guild President Doctor Spencer Jones – 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

Annual Golf Day

Open to all members.

August 14th, 2020 John O’Gaunts Golf Club

Thermopylae and Artemisium Recce

Four Battles decided the fate of fledgling democracy in the Greco-Persian War of 480BC. The tour follows the route of the Persian invasion, beginning on the Island of Skiathos before crossing the Straits of Artemisium to Thermopylae. The next day's touring takes in the battles of Plataea and Salamis before returning via Athens airport.

For details and more information please contact David Harvey.

September 15 - 18, 2020

Portsmouth Weekend, 16-18 October 2020 (Provisional)

A ‘traditional’ Guild weekend with a quiz, a wide range of subject matter (not just nautical, although Portsmouth is billed as "the home of the Royal Navy"!) and sites, and plenty of opportunity to socialise. Travel during the event will be self-drive. Some walking is involved, none of it strenuous! A number of themes and topics will be outlined for possible inclusion into UK tours or preliminary to trips to France by Tim Stoneman and others.

Full details will be announced as soon as possible.

October 16 - 18, 2020

Somme Recce

A five-day recce to the Somme, details to be advised.

November 1 - 5, 2020

Guild Christmas Lunch

Come and join us at our annual Christmas lunch. Meet old friends and make new ones. Swap tales of the year's guiding adventures and make plans for the coming campaign season at this extremely popular social gathering open to all members. For further information please contact Andy Thompson via email at andy.ewt@gmail.com.

December 4th, 2020 Union Jack Club