Glenn Hearnden

Accredited Guide Number: 73

From a very young age Glenn developed a fascination for military history, encouraged by his exposure to family members who lived through the London East End Blitz and the numerous USAF World War Two airfields found in the East of England. In the mid 1990’s he started to visit the battlefields of France and Belgium and have been working as a battlefield guide since 2003. He first started guiding military groups for the Royal British Legion on Reality of War exercises, using the stories from battlefields and cemeteries as a vehicle to engage new younger audiences. He now leads tours for schools, the general public and serving military groups.

He has guided tours across both First and Second World War battlefield sites, including a tour with veterans to Egypt and Libya. With a previous working career that includes senior management experience with the Royal British Legion, Imperial War Museums and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. He uses his proven ability to impart and share his knowledge through talks, presentations and as a battlefield guide with diverse audiences.

Glenn has a real passion for history and an immense knowledge of the subject, this, coupled with a genuine desire to remember the experiences of those who served makes him a fascinating and engaging guide.

Battles

WWIWWIIBattle of the SommeLoosMonsNeuve Chappelle

Countries

EnglandWalesBelgiumWestern EuropeScotlandEuropeFranceUnited Kingdom

Caters For

Adult Coach GroupsIndividualsMilitary & VeteranSchool GroupsSmall Groups

Areas of Expertise

Wars covered:

  • First world War
  • Second World War

Areas of expertise:

First World War:

  • The Retreat from Mons – 1914
  • Neuve Chappelle and the Indian Army on the Western Front 1914 /15
  • Loos – 1915
  • The Battle of the Somme 1916
  • Ypres 1914 – 1918
  • Canada, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia on the Western Front

Second World War:

  • Dunkirk 1940
  • Normandy Landings 1944

Other specialisms:

  • Researching individual ancestors