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August 2020

Accredited Guides’ Dinner – POSTPONED

August 7th, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Due to the Covid 19 restrictions in place and expected to be in place in August, the Accredited Guides Dinner has been postponed and will be rescheduled to a later date. Further details from Graeme Cooper in due course.

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August 14th, 2020
Courses local to Members United Kingdom + Google Map

Unfortunately, owing to the Covid 19 restrictions  likely to be in place, the event has been rearranged as a virtual golf tournament as social distancing cannot be guaranteed at the John O'Gaunt course. The "Covid 19" tournament will take place on 14th August and will now be played by Members at their local courses with scores being sent into the tournament organiser. Further details from Graeme Cooper.

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September 2020

Thermopylae and Artemisium Recce – CANCELLED

September 15 - 18, 2020

Due to numbers, this recce has been cancelled this year. The recce would have covered the Four Battles which decided the fate of fledgling democracy in the Greco-Persian War of 480BC. The recce 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. It is hoped that this recce can be rearranged…

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October 2020

Portsmouth Weekend, 16-18 October 2020 (Postponed)

October 16 - 18, 2020

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. Due to current and…

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November 2020

Somme Recce

November 1 - 5, 2020

A five-day recce to the Somme. An opportunity to recce the Somme Battlefield learning from members and stand leads John Cotterill & Paul Oldfield. (Updated 9th July) As things stand with travel and other requirements under the Covid 19 pandemic requirements, this event is expected to take place unless there is a resumption of higher level restrictions. A summary of the itinerary is attached.

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December 2020

Guild Christmas Lunch

December 4th, 2020
Union Jack Club, Sandell Street, Lambeth
London, SE1 8UJ
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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 Conference and AGM, Venue TBC

January 29 - 31, 2021

We are finalising the venue which is, as you can imagine, a little more challenging whilst no one quite knows how the Covid 19 restrictions might still be affecting the hospitality industry in January next year. (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

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

The Guild Special Forces recce will take place on the 11th and 12th September 2021. 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 fun but challenging quiz…

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