Three core Guild weekends each year are scheduled to avoid the main guiding season and include: Two weekends in the UK and the Annual Conference weekend. Each weekend covers subject matter that caters for as wide a cross section of the membership as possible.
The aim of the ‘recces’ is to allow Members to share knowledge of specific battlefields, campaigns or anniversaries with other Members. It also allows them to confirm, in a cost effective manner, the continued suitability of essential and practical elements of their tours such as stand locations, accommodation, museums, hostelries etc.
Personal Professional Development
The Guild encourages members to run Personal Professional Development events. These allow members to develop their knowledge of the different facets of the battlefield tour market such as schools, military groups etc.
A weekend Guild Event organised and held outside of the UK by international Members primarily for those Members, although any Member may attend. At present, the Guild has an active group of Members in the Netherlands who regularly organise Guild Events there.
As the membership of the Guild grows there is increasingly the development of a ‘critical mass’ of members in particular regions and these groups can and do organise Guild Events covering battlefields and related sites of the region. In addition, the Guild supports social activities amongst members at a regional level.
An online Guild Event allowing Members to attend from wherever they are. We use online conferencing software which has recently become very familiar to most of us and we expect this to continue.
The Guild has an active social scene throughout the year. We have lunches and dinners, Member motorcycle rides, regular golf days and many more opportunities to meet up. We hope you will get involved.
As well as the validations that take place at Core Weekends, the Validation Team provide one day events located around the country at which Ordinary Members can undertake and observe Assignments 1, and undertake (but not observe) Assignments 5 and 6.