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May 2017

Validation UK

May 13th, 2017
Museum of Army Flying Middle Wallop, Stockbridge SO20 8DY United Kingdom + Google Map
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August 2017

Badges Guides Dinner

August 4th, 2017
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Golf Day

August 18th, 2017
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September 2017

Validation Day

September 16th, 2017
Thundersley Thundersley, United Kingdom + Google Map
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October 2017

Whiskey & War Scotland

October 13 - 15, 2017
Scotland United Kingdom
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London Core & Validation

October 27 - 29, 2017
London London, United Kingdom
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November 2017

Operation Michael

November 1 - 30, 2017
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Richard Holmes Memorial Lecture

November 7th, 2017
London London, United Kingdom + Google Map
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December 2017

Christmas Lunch

December 1 - 31, 2017
UJC, Union Jack Club, Sandell St, Lambeth
London, SE1 8UJ United Kingdom
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February 2018

AGM – Mons

February 2nd, 2018 - March 4th, 2018
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March 2018

Shropshire Event

March 2 - 4, 2018
Staffordshire United Kingdom + Google Map
£30

Shrewsbury Weekend Visit Shropshire with The Guild of Battlefield Guides including  Validation sessions, dinner & quiz, battlefield tour of Shrewsbury, visit to the RAF Cosford Museum and more.. HIGHLIGHTS:- Shropshire Regimental Museum, Shrewsbury with John Cotterill - See the Captured United States Colours in a former Marches strongpoint. Weekend based in a moated Tudor Manor House, now a 4* Hotel - In 1588 the County Militia’s RV when the Armada Beacons were fired. But how many answered the call and…

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August 2018

Accredited Guides Annual Dinner

August 3rd, 2018

With the Guild's intent to promote the validation journey to ‘The Badge’ a formal Annual Dinner for ‘Badged Guides’ of the Guild is held on a chosen Friday in August. Accredited Guides of the Guild who attend rendezvous in a Pub or Inn not knowing where they are going to dine nor who will host their evening. Until 2017 the event has been held in London. In the past ‘Badged Guides have Dined at the follow establishments all of which…

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Golf Day

August 17th, 2018
John O’Gaunts Golf Club, Sutton Park
Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 2LY United Kingdom
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The Guild's Annual Golf Championship Every year on a Friday in August The Guild of Battlefield Guides hold their Annual Golf Championships at a Golf Course on or near to a battlefield. Guild members are encouraged to invite golfing guests.  In the morning all members from the Golf Club concerned are invited to a presentation on a battlefield subject. After a light lunch the Championship is played in the Stapleford format. The Guild Champion and Runner up receive their trophy’s at the…

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September 2018

Amesbury 7-9 September 2018

September 7 - 9, 2018

A ‘traditional’ Guild weekend with a quiz, a wide variety of topics/sites and plenty of opportunity to socialise. Travel during the event will be self-drive. Some walking on rough tracks is involved, with one lung-busting hill well known to anyone who served at Bulford. A number of themes/subjects will be outlined for possible development into UK tours or preliminary to continental tours by Gareth Davies, Andy Johnson and Paul Oldfield. Friday 7 September Settle into accommodation (details to follow), assemble…

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Validation Event

September 22nd, 2018
Museum of Army Flying Middle Wallop, Stockbridge SO20 8DY United Kingdom + Google Map

Want to progress towards Accredited Membership? Need to do a face-to-face assignment? Can't get to a Guild Weekend? Available on 22 September 2018? Then here's your opportunity! Middle Wallop's a few miles from Andover, and a one-day Validation event at the Museum of Army Flying there on 22 September could be the chance for you to get Assignment 1, 5 or 6 under your belt. Six (out of eight) assignments attempted at the last one-day event (Thundersley, in September 2017)…

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October 2018

Richard Holmes Memorial Lecture 2018

October 13th, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The Battlefields Trust is pleased to announce that the 2018 Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Professor Peter Gaunt, well known specialist in the mid –17th century, and author or editor of 15 books concerned with aspects of the civil war in Wales, England, and Britain as a whole. The lecture will be hosted by the National Army Museum in Chelsea, London on Saturday 13th October at 2.30pm and will last for one hour with half an hour for questions…

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December 2018

Christmas Lunch

December 7th, 2018
UJC, Union Jack Club, Sandell St, Lambeth
London, SE1 8UJ United Kingdom
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Guild Xmas Lunch Dec 1 2017

Come and join us at our annual Christmas lunch. Meet old friends and make new ones, exchange battlefield stories and Guild gossip at this extremely popular social gathering. More details from Andy Thompson - info@eyewitnesstours.com

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Validation Event December 7th 2018

December 7th, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
UJC, Union Jack Club, Sandell St, Lambeth
London, SE1 8UJ United Kingdom
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A Validation Event has been organised on December 7th 2018 at the Union Jack Club, Sandell St, Lambeth, London, SE1 8UJ It will take place between 1000 and 1200; there is a total of six slots available. Requests to attempt Assignments 1, 5 or 6 should be emailed to the Validation Secretary (valsec@gbg-international.com) by 7 November (as usual, "first come, first served").

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January 2019

Guild Annual Weekend and AGM 2019

January 18th, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - January 20th, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
Mercure Hotel Leicester, Granby Street
Leicester, LE1 6ES United Kingdom
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The Guild Annual Weekend and AGM will take place January 18th - 20th 2019. The venue will be the Mercure Hotel Granby Street Leicester LE1 6ES The event will include opportunities for validation, guest speakers, the annual Guild dinner and the ever popular Guild quiz! The AGM will also take place on the afternoon of Saturday 19th. Full details of the event will be released shortly!

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March 2019

Validation Event 30th March 2019

March 30th, 2019
Caythorpe, 19 High Street NG32 3DR United Kingdom + Google Map

A Validation Event has been organised on Saturday 30 March at Caythorpe Village Hall, 19 High St, Caythorpe, Grantham NG32 3DR, UK Requests to attempt Assignments 1, 5 or 6 should be emailed to the Validation Secretary (valsec@gbg-international.com) by 15 February 2019 (as usual, “first come, first served”).

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July 2019

Guild Recce – Redcoats in the Pyrenees: 26-30 July 2019

July 26th, 2019 @ 8:00 am - July 30th, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

A Pyrenees Recce is scheduled for 26-30 July. This 5-day Recce visits the 1813-14 Peninsular War battlefields of the Pyrenees and follows the footsteps and actions of an army that had been built and nurtured by a great leader over the five preceding years. We visit the battlefield of Vitoria where Wellington achieved one of his greatest victories. We walk the land bridge at Sorauren to look at Foy’s demise then gain the heights of the Pass at Maya. We…

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August 2019

Badged Guides Dinner 9th August 2019

August 9th, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

  The Annual Badges Guides Dinner will be held on Friday 9th August 2019 at a location that will be disclosed on the day!! For further details contact Graeme Cooper. Badged Guides Dinner 2019 Poster

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13th Annual Golf Championships 2019 16th August 2019

August 16th, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
John O’Gaunts Golf Club, Sutton Park
Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 2LY United Kingdom
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£50

Guild Golf Day Poster Every year The Guild of Battlefield Guides holds its Annual Golf Championships at the John O’Gaunt Golf Club. Prior to the 2019 Championship the Guild presentation will be ‘Trafalgar’.    

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September 2019

Validation Day

September 28th, 2019
Household Cavalry Museum Archive, Combermere Barracks
Windsor, Berkshire SL4 3DN United Kingdom
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  Want to progress towards Accredited Membership? Need to do a face-to-face assignment? Can't get to a Guild Weekend? Here's your opportunity! 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 2019

Guild Recce, Berlin

October 7 - 11, 2019
Alexanderplatz, Berlin Germany + Google Map

A five-day recce (Monday to Friday) of Berlin, including visits to Seelow, Potsdam and Gatow. There is an option on the Friday for additional visits to Sachsenhausen, Templin and a hunt round Soviet SA2 and SA3 sites north of Berlin.

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November 2019

Validation Event Museum of Army Flying Middle Wallop

November 2nd, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Museum of Army Flying Middle Wallop, Stockbridge SO20 8DY United Kingdom + Google Map
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December 2019

Guild Christmas Lunch

December 6th, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Union Jack Club, Sandell Street, Lambeth
London, SE1 8UJ
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TBC

After a very positive response from members, we were able to increase the number of available places from 50 to 60. This event is now fully subscribed: if any places become available members will be notified via update emails. Contact Andy Thompson andy.ewt@gmail.com (please note this is his new email address).

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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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March 2020

Staffordshire Weekend, Lichfield.

March 13th, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - March 15th, 2020 @ 2:30 pm
Lichfield United Kingdom + Google Map
£20.00

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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