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November 2020

Somme Recce – POSTPONED

November 1 - 5, 2020
TBC

Unfortunately with increased restrictions in both the UK and France, as well as hotels closing in the Somme region, the decision has been taken to postpone this event. It is disappointing but we hope that we will be able to reschedule this five-day recce to the Somme and the opportunity of learning from members and stand leads John Cotterill & Paul Oldfield. A summary of the itinerary is attached.

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Assignment 1 Validation

November 14th, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This is an online Assignment 1 Validation Event. The Guild member candidate’s presentation will be 55th (West Lancashire) Division during the Third Battle of Ypres. All Guild members are welcome to join the audience, particularly those who have been accepted on the Accreditation Programme but have not yet seen a live validation, and those who have yet to begin the process. Members – to register your interest in joining the audience, click here Note that you must register for both assignment…

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Assignment 1 Validation

November 21st, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This is an online Assignment 1 Validation Event. The Guild member candidate’s presentation will be The Battle for Seelow Heights, April 1945. All Guild members are welcome to join the audience, particularly those who have been accepted on the Accreditation Programme but have not yet seen a live validation, and those who have yet to begin the process. Members – to register your interest in joining the audience, click here Note that you must register for both assignment and feedback…

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Assignment 1 Validation

November 28th, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

This is an online Assignment 1 Validation Event. The Guild member candidate’s presentation will be 44 Commando at the Battle of Hill 170. All Guild members are welcome to join the audience, particularly those who have been accepted on the Accreditation Programme but have not yet seen a live validation, and those who have yet to begin the process. Members – to register your interest in joining the audience, click here Note that you must register for both assignment and…

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December 2020

Guild Christmas Lunch

December 4th, 2020
Union Jack Club, Sandell Street, Lambeth
London, SE1 8UJ
+ Google Map
TBC

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.

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January 2021

Verdun, France

January 1st, 2021
Verdun France + Google Map

This recce is being planned to take place in Spring / Early Summer 2021. Dates still be advised  (1 Jan date showing merely to reflect year as the web software requires precise dates!). Contact Simon Worrall to register your interest

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Annual General Meeting

January 30th, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom

The Annual General Meeting of the International Guild of Battlefield Guides will be held online, using Zoom.  More details, including formal notice of the Meeting, will be circulated in due course.

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Annual Conference, Venue TBC

January 31st, 2021

Given that the Covid 19 restrictions might still be affecting the hospitality industry in January next year, it has been agreed to delay the Annual Conference (date to be decided - date shown is just to mark a place) More details will be added when known. The Annual General Meeting of the Guild will still take place on the planned date (30 January 2021). (Image is our 2018 Annual Conference dinner in Mons, Belgium)

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March 2021

Guild Portuguese Peninsular War Recce – Rescheduled Dates

March 15 - 20, 2021
Oporto Portugal + Google Map
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This Recce had been scheduled to take place in April 2020 but was postponed as Europe went into Covid 19 lock-down which prevented all but non-essential travel. The recce has now been rescheduled to 15th to 20th March 2021. Please contact the organiser if you are interested in going if you were not down to go on the original recce dates as there may be spaces available. This 6 day Guild Recce visits the battlefield of Bussaco where Wellington’s strategic…

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April 2021

EOD, Malta

April 9 - 11, 2021
Malta Malta + Google Map

The Guild recce to Malta will take place from the 9th to the 11th of April 2021. The theme of the recce is the defence of Malta during WW2, with the emphasise being on the Explosive Ordnance Disposal capability of the Islands. It will also cover air and sea campaigns, the experience of the Maltese population and the Axis plans to invade the islands to provide background and context. There will also be a presentation on the siege of Malta in 1565.…

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September 2021

Special Forces in the UK

September 11 - 12, 2021
Poole United Kingdom + Google Map

The Guild Special Forces recce will take place on the 11th and 12th September 2021 in the Poole area. The theme of the recce is the development of Special Forces capabilities during WW2 and will study the Special Operations Executive, The Auxiliary Units, the Special Raiding Force, Special Forces Communications, Air support to SF operations, MI9, the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry, the COPPs and Operation Frankton. This promises to be a packed weekend with lots of historical info and a…

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