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August 2018

Accredited Guides Annual Dinner

August 3rd, 2018

With the Guild's intent to promote the validation journey to ‘The Badge’ a formal Annual Dinner for ‘Badged Guides’ of the Guild is held on a chosen Friday in August. Accredited Guides of the Guild who attend rendezvous in a Pub or Inn not knowing where they are going to dine nor who will host their evening. Until 2017 the event has been held in London. In the past ‘Badged Guides have Dined at the follow establishments all of which…

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Golf Day

August 17th, 2018
John O’Gaunts Golf Club, Sutton Park
Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 2LY United Kingdom
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The Guild's Annual Golf Championship Every year on a Friday in August The Guild of Battlefield Guides hold their Annual Golf Championships at a Golf Course on or near to a battlefield. Guild members are encouraged to invite golfing guests.  In the morning all members from the Golf Club concerned are invited to a presentation on a battlefield subject. After a light lunch the Championship is played in the Stapleford format. The Guild Champion and Runner up receive their trophy’s at the…

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September 2018

Amesbury 7-9 September 2018

September 7 - 9, 2018

A ‘traditional’ Guild weekend with a quiz, a wide variety of topics/sites and plenty of opportunity to socialise. Travel during the event will be self-drive. Some walking on rough tracks is involved, with one lung-busting hill well known to anyone who served at Bulford. A number of themes/subjects will be outlined for possible development into UK tours or preliminary to continental tours by Gareth Davies, Andy Johnson and Paul Oldfield. Friday 7 September Settle into accommodation (details to follow), assemble…

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Validation Event

September 22nd, 2018
Museum of Army Flying Middle Wallop, Stockbridge SO20 8DY United Kingdom + Google Map

Want to progress towards Accredited Membership? Need to do a face-to-face assignment? Can't get to a Guild Weekend? Available on 22 September 2018? Then here's your opportunity! Middle Wallop's a few miles from Andover, and a one-day Validation event at the Museum of Army Flying there on 22 September could be the chance for you to get Assignment 1, 5 or 6 under your belt. Six (out of eight) assignments attempted at the last one-day event (Thundersley, in September 2017)…

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October 2018

Verdun Recce

October 17 - 21, 2018
Verdun Verdun, France + Google Map

A 5-day recce trip, based at Verdun, France. Organised by Francois Wicart, assisted by Simon Worrall. Travel will be self-drive. Car-shares will be arranged, where possible. (Might be an opportunity to use your Guild discount on car parking at Maidstone). Core dates are Weds 17 Oct – Sun 21 oct inclusive. Five full days on the battlefields. Two days will be spent examining sites for the Verdun campaign of 1916 (the longest of the Great War), both Right Bank and…

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November 2018

Battle of Britain Weekend

November 2 - 4, 2018

Battle of Britain Weekend - a Core Event including Validation - 2 to 4 November 2018 The event will look at the Battle of Britain through visits to key sites in the North and West London area. On the Saturday we will start with a single Validation session and then visit the newly opened Bentley Priory visitors centre to look at the role of Fighter Command and Hugh Dowding in the conduct of the Battle, and will also have lunch there.  In…

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December 2018

Christmas Lunch

December 7th, 2018
UJC, Union Jack Club, Sandell St, Lambeth
London, SE1 8UJ United Kingdom
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Guild Xmas Lunch Dec 1 2017

Come and join us at our annual Christmas lunch. Meet old friends and make new ones, exchange battlefield stories and Guild gossip at this extremely popular social gathering. More details from Andy Thompson - andy@eyewitnesstours.com

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