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March 2020

Staffordshire Weekend, Lichfield.

March 13th, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - March 15th, 2020 @ 2:30 pm
Lichfield United Kingdom + Google Map

Friday evening 13th. to Sunday 15th. March, based around the cathedral city of LICHFIELD. Time for a weekend meeting with like- minded members and guides to recce what is available in the area. (Friends and family welcome).   Based on a "book your own accommodation" basis either two nights or join on Saturday for one night. Meet Friday evening in the Kings Head old coaching inn where the Staffordshire Regiment was first raised. (The pub is now owned by the Staffs Regimental…

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April 2020

Guild Portuguese Recce

April 2nd, 2020 @ 8:00 am - April 7th, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Oporto Portugal Portugal + Google Map

This 6 day Guild Recce visits the battlefield of Bussaco where Wellington’s strategic genius saw the demise of Massena. We walk Wellington’s early battle sites of Rolica and Vimeiro and contemplate his vision and strategy at the Lines of Torres Vedras. We examine Wellington’s decision making at Oporto where Nosey’s army routed Soult’s French into full retreat. The intent of the reconnaissance is to visit and consider main battlefield stands, suitable hotels, restaurants, museums and relevant places of interest in…

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Validation Day

April 4th, 2020
Tally Ho Club, Pershore Road
Birmingham, B5 7RN United Kingdom
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Want to progress towards Accredited Membership? Need to do a face-to-face assignment? Couldn't get to the Guild Annual Conference? Here's your chance! Here's an opportunity to advance along the path towards your Badge! You'll be able to attempt Assignment 1, Assignment 5 and/or Assignment 6. Send your request to the Validation Secretary, and put the date in your diary now!

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August 2020

Annual Golf Day

August 14th, 2020
John O’Gaunts Golf Club, Sutton Park
Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 2LY United Kingdom
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Open to all members.

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September 2020

Thermopylae and Artemisium Recce

September 15 - 18, 2020

Four Battles decided the fate of fledgling democracy in the Greco-Persian War of 480BC. The tour 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. For details and more information please contact David Harvey.

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October 2020

Portsmouth Weekend, 16-18 October 2020 (Provisional)

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. Full details will be…

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November 2020

Somme Recce

November 1 - 5, 2020

A five-day recce to the Somme, details to be advised.

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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

Annual Conference and AGM, Venue TBC

January 29 - 31, 2021
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