Piers Storie-Pugh

Accredited Guide Number: 12

I have been guiding veteran, student relatives and military groups to the battlefields and war cemeteries of Europe, The Far East, The Mediterranean and North Africa. I started his touring career with Major & Mrs Battlefield Tours before setting up Remembrance Travel in 1985; which I went on to run for 25 years. In 2011 I was appointed Chief Executive of The Not Forgotten Association – a tri service charity for the wounded. I currently guides groups in Europe and am experienced public speaker on military topics. I is badged No 12 with The Guild of Battlefield Tours and passed the exams base on subjects such as The Ypres Salient 1914-18; The Somme 1916; The Chindit Operations of Burma 1943-44; The Battle of Hillman in Normandy 1944; The Battle of Arnhem 1944. I have taken thousands of relatives to a chosen war cemetery and specialise in this important area. I am most interested in gallantry awards.

I come from a military family; my grandfather served in The Great War, was wounded at The Battle of Loos; he was awarded the OBE (mil) and twice mentioned in Despatches. My father was first in action at The Battle of Doullens in 1940 where he was awarded the Military Cross; upon capture he was sent to Spangenburg from where he escaped. Upon recapture he was sent to Colditz and was involved in 21 escape attempts. I served with the 1 st Bn The Queen’s Regiment in Germany, Belfast, Canada and Denmark and was attached to the German Parachute School. I subsequently commanded my Territorial Battalion and was then Dept Comd 2 nd Inf Brigade.

I hold the MBE (mil) and the OBE (civ) and am Deputy Lieutenant for Greater London. I much enjoy guiding groups of all sizes around the battlefields and war cemeteries and am very happy to assist in background research.




AsiaBelgiumWestern EuropeMyanmarSouth-East AsiaEuropeFranceNetherlands

Caters For

Adult Coach GroupsLong ToursShort ToursSmall Groups

Areas of Expertise

Wars covered:

  • First World War
  • Second World Wars

Areas of expertise:

  • Ypres
  • Vimy
  • The Somme
  • Mons
  • Malta
  • Burma
  • Netherlands.

Other specialisms:

  • Lecturing (often to assist charity fundraising ) on ‘Escaping from
    Colditz’; The Chindit Operations of Burma; and Commonwealth War Cemeteries
  • Advise in the writing of citations.
  • Advice on itinerary construction.