David Winn

Accredited Guide Number: 46

David has been guiding the battlefields since 1997, with his main interests in WW1 & WW2.

His enthusiasm for military history originated from several sources, not least his 20 years in the British Army, predominantly with the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, serving in many parts of the world. Also, his father was a Battle of Britain pilot, while his mother was one of the decoders on the Enigma machine at Bletchley Park. Hence his desire to become passionately involved in military history, and especially the personal stories of those who partook.

Though he works as an independent guide, he is presently guiding for four companies, including one in America and another in Canada, taking schools, universities, adult and military groups (including Staff Rides), and offering private bespoke tours. All tours always include any research to meet client requirements.

As one company recently requested, when they contacted David. ‘Can you do a Normandy tour in one day? The reply being, ‘but it takes at least 4 hours just to drive there’ (from England). The company’s response being; ‘no, it’s only 45 minutes by private aircraft’. What a tremendous tour!


ArrasBattle of AnzioBattle of the SommeCambraiCassinoDieppeDunkirkMonsNormandy LandingsSalernoVerdunVimyWWIWWIIYpres


EuropeWestern Europe

Caters For

Adult Coach GroupsBespoke GroupGroup TypesIndividualsMilitary & VeteranSchool Groups

Areas of Expertise

Tour specialisms:


  • Mons: 1914
  • Ypres: 1914-1918
  • Somme: 1916 & 1918
  • Verdun: 1916
  • Arras & Vimy: 1917
  • Cambrai: 1917
  • Commonwealth involvement
  • American involvement / battles 1918 & development of the US army



  • Dunkirk – 1940
  • Dieppe & Canadian landings 1942
  • Italy; Salerno, Cassino & Anzio 1943
  • Normandy campaign 1944