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August 2021

Guild Portuguese Peninsular War Recce – Rescheduled Dates

August 26 - 31, 2021
Oporto Portugal + Google Map
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This Recce had been scheduled to take place in April 2020 but was postponed as Europe went into Covid 19 lock-down which prevented all but non-essential travel. The recce has now been provisionally rescheduled to 26-31 August 2021. Please contact the organiser if you are interested in going if you were not down to go on the original recce dates as there may be spaces available. This 6 day Guild Recce visits the battlefield of Bussaco where Wellington’s strategic genius…

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September 2021

Special Forces in the UK

September 11 - 12, 2021
Poole United Kingdom + Google Map

The Guild Special Forces recce will take place on the 11th and 12th September 2021 in the Poole area. The theme of the recce is the development of Special Forces capabilities during WW2 and will study the Special Operations Executive, The Auxiliary Units, the Special Raiding Force, Special Forces Communications, Air support to SF operations, MI9, the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry, the COPPs and Operation Frankton. This promises to be a packed weekend with lots of historical info and a…

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November 2021

Somme Recce (Provisional)

November 1 - 5, 2021
TBC

Taking a Guild recce format with participating Guild members passing on their knowledge of the battlefield and tour tips based on experience. Participants will be invited to share their knowledge with the group as we visit possible "stands" around the battlefields. Newcomers to the Guild and battlefield guiding on the Western Front need not be concerned that your knowledge may not match that of experienced members. That is the whole point of recces to gain information and you will be…

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April 2022

EOD, Malta

April 1 - 3, 2022
Malta Malta + Google Map

The Guild recce to Malta will take place in April 2022.  The theme of the recce is the defence of Malta during WW2, with the emphasis being on the Explosive Ordnance Disposal capability of the islands.  To provide background and context, it will also cover air and sea campaigns, the experience of the Maltese population and the Axis plans to invade the islands.  There will also be a presentation on the siege of Malta in 1565. Despite being the most…

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