Gareth Davies

Accredited Guide Number: 94

Gareth is a student of twentieth century warfare. He served in the Royal Tank Regiment for over 25 years and his military career included tours teaching at Sandhurst, the Land Warfare School, and the Joint Services Command and Staff College, two tours in the Ministry of Defence, and he deployed on operations in the Balkans and the Middle East. He has an MA in Defence Studies from Kings College London.
Gareth now works as a Warfare Analyst looking at current military challenges and helping people learn from the past. He regularly leads Staff Rides, Battlefield Studies, and Battlefield Tours for schools and military units as well as bespoke tours for individuals and families. His expertise includes; the Great War in France & Flanders, Italy, and Palestine; Second World War combined arms actions of 1943 – 1945; the development of doctrine; and the development and use of technology. His first book, on tanks in 1917, will be published by Helion in 2022.

Battles

ANZACS on the Western FrontAachenAdvance to VictoryAnzioArnhemArrasArrasAsiago PlateauAubers RidgeBapaumeBattle of AmiensBattle of CalaisBattle of Lys & Op BlucherBattle of SicilyBattle of The AisneBattle of the SommeBullecourtCambraiCanadians on the Western FrontCaporettoCassinoCold WarDellville WoodEindhoven & NijmegenEnglish Civil WarFall of FranceFestubertFromellesGallipoliGothic LineHindenburg LineHolocaustKoniggratzKurskLandsdownLe HamelLiberation of the NetherlandsLoosLudendorff OffensivesMessinesMeuse-ArgonneMonsMonte CassinoNeuve ChappelleNormandy CampaignNormandy LandingsNormandy Preparations in UKOperation CockleshellOperation DragoonOperation Market GardenOperation MichelOperation VeritablePasschendaelePolygon WoodReichswald ForestRetreat to the MarneRhine CrossingRoundwaySalernoSambre CrossingScheldt Estuary - Breskens Pocket & WalcherenSinai and Palestine CampaignSix Day WarThe Last 100 DaysVerdunVillers-BretonneuxVimyVimy RidgeVittorio VenetoWWIWWIIYom KippurYpresYugoslav Wars (1990s)

Countries

AsiaBelgiumBosniaCroatiaEastern EuropeEuropeFranceGermanyGreeceIsraelItalyJordanMiddle EastNetherlandsTurkeyUnited KingdomWestern Europe

Caters For

Adult Coach GroupsBattlefield StudiesBattlefield WalksBespoke GroupClubs and SocietiesCollege GroupsCorporate ToursCultural ToursEvening PresentationsFamiliesIndividualsLeadership & Management TrainingManagement DevelopmentMilitary & VeteranPilgrimage GroupsSchool GroupsSmall GroupsStaff Rides

Areas of Expertise

Command
Development of tactics & doctrine
Learning
Combined arms operations
Armour
Tanks