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May 2023

Guild weekend: Jersey – 2500+ years of military history

May 19 - 21, 2023

Preliminary Programme The two-day programme over the weekend (starting on Friday evening and ending Sunday evening) will include battles and battlefields from: The Hundred Years’ War The War of the Roses The English Civil War 18th century wars (including American War of Independence, Battle of Jersey 1781) WW2 and the German Occupation 1940-45 – particularly putting the Channel Islands into wider context of WW2 history We will also see the very extensive British Napoleonic and 19th century era fortifications, in…

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August 2023

Annual Golf Championships 2023

August 11th, 2023

Every year the Guild of Battlefield Guides holds its Annual Golf Championships; more details nearer the time from James Davis.

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Accredited Guides’ Annual Dinner

August 18th, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The annual Badged Guides Dinner will be held in London on 18 August 2023.  Further details from Tony Scott in due course.

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September 2023

Cold War Recce

September 13 - 17, 2023

A Cold War recce is planned for September 2023. It will be held in the former East Germany (GDR) and will study both NATO and the Warsaw Pact Naval capability, Air capability, Land capability, the use of Special Forces, Intelligence gathering and the Soviet plan to invade Berlin and Western Europe. The event would have the usual quiz, prizes and a visit to Colditz Castle.

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November 2023

Normandy Recce

November 3 - 5, 2023

The Guild will be running a recce in Normandy in November 2023.  Dates are Friday 3 November to Sunday 5 November.  The aim is to cover the British and Canadian break out battles.  Please note the dates in your diary for now. Full details will be available in the New Year and we will be asking for names then. We are looking for three or more experienced guides to volunteer, one to lead each day.  Once we have the leads…

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January 2024

Annual Conference & AGM 2024

January 26 - 28, 2024
Doubletree Hotel, Lincoln, Brayford Wharf N
Lincoln, LN1 1YW United Kingdom
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Our Annual Conference and AGM weekend will be held in the Doubletree Hotel, Lincoln. We will include the usual mix of activities – validation opportunities, Guild AGM (Saturday afternoon), Guild Awards Dinner, a quiz, bring-and-buy stall, and a range of speakers. There will be a pre-Conference visit to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, with a hangar floor visit. More details of the Conference will follow in due course.

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March 2024

Ypres Recce

March 11 - 15, 2024

The Guild will conduct an Ypres recce 11-15 March 2024 , very much along the lines of the 2022 Guild Somme recce. The purpose will be to focus on some of the lesser known aspects of the Immortal Salient. The outline programme will be: 11 March. Deploy 12 March. The Indian Corps in the Salient 1914-1915 13 March. The Logistics of 3rd Ypres 1917 14 March. The Battle of the Lys 1918 15 March. Recover Transport will be in shared…

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