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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

Guild Christmas Lunch

Full details will be published in September but an opportunity for members to make sure they put the date in their schedule. Last year the event was oversubscribed suggesting that early booking is advisable.

A good response so far and places limited to 50 and so now is a good time to sign up to guarantee your place. Full details in the early autumn - a great venue, great company and a great way to relax at the end of the year.

Contact Andy Thompson andy.ewt@gmail.com (please note this is his new email address).

December 6th, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm Union Jack Club

Annual Conference and AGM 2020

Our Annual Conference and AGM weekend will be held in the Mercure Great Danes Hotel, Maidstone. The hotel is located just off Junction 8 of the M20. Our theme for the weekend will be the Battle of Britain and we plan to 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.

 

January 31st, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - February 2nd, 2020 @ 2:30 pm

Guild Portuguese Recce

This 6 day Guild Recce visits the battlefield of Bussaco where Wellington’s strategic genius saw the demise of Massena. We walk Wellington’s early battle sites of Rolica and Vimeiro and contemplate his vision and strategy at the Lines of Torres Vedras. We examine Wellington’s decision making at Oporto where Nosey’s army routed Soult’s French into full retreat.

The intent of the reconnaissance is to visit and consider main battlefield stands, suitable hotels, restaurants, museums and relevant places of interest in order to conduct future successful tours. We will have fun and certainly fair better than our ancestors who soldiered and suffered here during the Napoleonic Wars.
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Full details can be found in the attached document.

https://www.gbg-international.com/gbg-recce-2-7-apr-20-ff-2/

 

April 2nd, 2020 @ 8:00 am - April 7th, 2020 @ 5:00 pm Oporto Portugal