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January 2020

Annual Conference and AGM 2020

January 31st, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - February 2nd, 2020 @ 2:30 pm

Our Annual Conference and AGM weekend will be held in the Mercure Great Danes Hotel, Maidstone. The hotel is located just off Junction 8 of the M20. Our theme for the weekend will be the Battle of Britain and we plan to 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.  

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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
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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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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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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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