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Guild Webinar “My Path Through our Craft”


This will be the second in our series of Guild webinars which will be delivered by one of the founder members of the Guild, Graeme Cooper.  Graeme has titled his presentation ‘My Path Through our Craft’ and he will pull no punches in relating the ‘triumphs and disasters’ of his guiding career.  There is no […]

GBG Annual Golf Championships 2024

John O’Gaunts Golf Club Sutton Park, Sandy, Bedfordshire

This year the Guild of Battlefield Guides celebrates its 22nd Anniversary and the 15th Year of its Annual Golf Championships at the John O’ Gaunt Club in Potton.  Each year a Guild Member presents a battlefield subject to all invited guests in the morning before the Championship commences.  This year’s talk is to be presented […]

Guild Visit: Larkhill Royal Artillery Garrison, Wiltshire

The Venue Larkhill has been used as a training area for the British Army since the first tented camp was established in 1899.  In 1914 the first wooden and permanent buildings were built, and the camp expanded rapidly through the First World War and years that followed.  A military light railway was established in 1915 […]

Operation Market Garden – Guild Recce

The Netherlands

The Guild will conduct a recce of the Operation Market Garden area from 1-3 November 2024.  During the recce we will visit known and lesser known locations along the Market Garden corridor, beginning at Joe's Bridge, going all the way up to and including Arnhem.  It will be fast paced to see as much as possible, […]

Richard Holmes Lecture 2024

Royal College of Defence Studies

Air Control from the Sea: Tactical Air Command & Control during Operation Neptune The talk will examine the development of expeditionary air command and control (C2) in the European Theatre in 1942 and 1943; examine the problems facing the planners for the air aspects of Operation Neptune; describe the solutions arrived at; explain how they […]

Guild Christmas Lunch 2024

Union Jack Club Sandell Street, Lambeth, London

A great opportunity to catch up at the end of the year; the Guild’s annual Christmas lunch will be held at the Union Jack Club, Sandell St, London SE1 8UJ (which is adjacent to Waterloo Station) on Friday 6 December. The bar opens at 11.00 a.m. and members are asked to assemble for 12.30 for […]

Operation Frankton/Operation Chariot Recce

Operation Frankton was the famous WW2 raid on German blockade running shipping in Bordeaux, France.  The raid was carried out by the Royal Marines Boom Patrol Detachment (RMBPD), which was part of Combined Operations.  Inserted by the submarine HMS Tuna, five folding kayaks, (Cockleshells) paddled up the Gironde and attacked the cargo ships with limpet […]