Guild Awards

The International Guild of Battlefield Guides makes annually a number of awards which recognise the contributions made by members of the Guild to both the Guild and the craft of Battlefield Guiding.

Award Ethos The Old Bill Award goes to the Guild Member who habitually displays, to the benefit of the Guild, Old Bill’s qualities of steadfastness and good humour, both in adversity and in times of good fortune.  The trophy was donated by Tonie and Valmai Holt. Qualification Period This is an annual award which, where […]

The Nathaniel Wade Award allows the Guild to publicly recognise the contribution of an individual, group or organisation associated with the Guild, who through their efforts has made a significant contribution to the craft of battlefield guiding and the wider Military History community.

The Award is given to Guild members who deserve recognition for their personal contribution to the improvement and further development of the Guild.

The award honours the memory of the late Will Townend, in particular his willingness to share his extensive technical knowledge of Artillery and his wider knowledge of battlefields in general with his fellow Battlefield Guides. Those nominated for the award are recognised as selfless members of the Guild who freely and unselfishly share their knowledge with their peers.

The award honours the memory of the late David Chandler the historian - in particular his research into military history and his academic contribution to a wider understanding of Napoleonic warfare.

The award of Honorary membership of the Guild entitles the recipient to life-long membership of the Guild at no cost to the individual.  This level of membership is recognised in the Guild’s Constitution and is equivalent to an Accredited Member as regards Member’s rights and obligations other than not having to pay an annual subscription. […]