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January 2022

Annual Conference & AGM

January 21st, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - January 23rd, 2022 @ 1:00 pm
Milton Keynes

The Guild’s Annual Conference and AGM will be taking place over the weekend of 21 - 23 January 2022.  We’re getting back to a way of life that makes it easier to visit the battlefields. As an organisation with members worldwide, our resilience over the past 18 months has been noteworthy. Now it is time to look ahead. This year’s theme for our Annual Conference will be “Back to the Battlefields” - and of course, this is the weekend over…

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March 2022

Guild Portuguese Peninsular War Recce – Rescheduled Dates

March 2 - 7, 2022
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 provisionally rescheduled to 2-7 March 2022 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 genius…

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April 2022

EOD, Malta

April 1 - 3, 2022
Malta Malta + Google Map

The Guild recce to Malta will take place in April 2022.  The theme of the recce is the defence of Malta during WW2, with the emphasis being on the Explosive Ordnance Disposal capability of the islands.  To provide background and context, it will also cover air and sea campaigns, the experience of the Maltese population and the Axis plans to invade the islands.  There will also be a presentation on the siege of Malta in 1565. Despite being the most…

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“From Stringbags to Spitfires!”

April 23rd, 2022
Castle Bromwich Birmingham, United Kingdom

A car tour around four sites associated with Castle Bromwich airfield, North Birmingham looking at its history telling the story of the development of military and civil aviation from 1910 to 1950.  Today mostly associated with the building and development of Spitfires in WW2 there is a whole, almost unknown, Great War and interwar years history here, one of the first RFC training airfields for pilots.  We'll visit three local cemeteries to hear the stories of casualties killed flying there,…

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September 2022

Commando and Ranger Event

September 16 - 19, 2022

This event will study the creation and reformation of the WW2 Commando and Ranger units and their notable missions from WW2 to their role today.  Based in scenic Scotland at Achnacarry, it will also study the SOE paramilitary training at Arisaig House (and surrounding estates) and will feature the usual dinner and quiz night, pertinent memento and plenty of 'hands on' for those that want to, on demolitions, booby traps, survival, camouflage and concealment, elimination of sentries and weapon handling. …

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