Bob Darby

Accredited Guide Number: 29

I have been guiding on the battlefields of the world for some 20 years. After military service with the Parachute Regiment I followed this with over 6 years spent in the service of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos of Oman. My military experience included service during Op Corporate, the recovery of the Falkland Islands with 3 rd Bn The Parachute Regiment as well as service in Northern Ireland. After retiring from a successful Financial Services company in 2005 I have pursued a further career as a Battlefield Guide/Historian.

My guiding experience has taken me on tours to Italy including Sicily, Crete, Germany, France, Belgium India, Singapore, Oman and the Falkland Islands. I have worked with and toured at Higher Command level with the British Army as well as leading and writing Battle Studies and Tours for Junior Staff.

I have worked with a number of companies on tour for schools looking at European History in places like Berlin and Krakow as well as more traditional tours to France and Belgium to see the Battlefields of both World Wars.

I also carry out public speaking engagements and arrange subject matter/venues for a number of Clubs




AfricaAustraliaAsiaWestern EuropeAustralasiaEuropeSouth AmericaUnited Kingdom

Caters For

Adult Coach GroupsMilitary & VeteranSchool Groups

Areas of Expertise

Wars covered:

  • All aspects and locations of both the Great War and Second War
  • Falklands Campaign
  • Op Banner – Northern Ireland 1969 – 2009


Areas of expertise:

Airborne Operations by all combatants during the Second World War.

All ground and amphibious operations during the Second World War including the following:

  • Op Seelow
  • Dunkirk 1940
  • Italian Campaigns 1943 – 45
  • Normandy
  • Ardennes 1944/45
  • Rhine Crossing March 1945
  • Battle for Berlin 1945
  • Suez 1956
  • Falklands 1982 Op Corporate

Other specialisms:

Probably the only UK based guide that regularly takes adult groups to the Falkland Islands
as well as military groups. Have carried out at least 20 visits to the Islands not including