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June 14, 2019

7 days on the ‘Seabourn Ovation’ was a great treat on a magnificent ship. We joined the ship at Dunkirk, then visited Dieppe before docking at Le Havre to do the eastern end of the D Day landings. 400 Americans was an exciting challenge, mainly from the Southern States...

May 19, 2019

Another glorious trip with the Cotswold Rangers, this time to Waterloo. Excellent company for 3 days, great hotel, easy trip on Eurostar & much historical input - blessed with the weather!

April 14, 2019

Once more the Bembridge Sailing Club venture with me to the Western Front. 25 hardened campaigners under command of the Commodore spent 3 days in the Ypres Salient. There were relatives to whom we paid our respects, the great niece of Gilbert & Neville Talbot was with...

October 18, 2018

An entertaining group from Saga at Vimy Ridge. This was part of our epic two week river /canal cruise through Flanders and France visiting the battlefields.
 

September 28, 2018

With a delightful group following in the footsteps of their grandfather.
We retraced the 47th London Division on the Somme and at Loos in gentle august weather.

July 25, 2018

A wonderful trip in glorious weather to Ypres. 28 of us with ages ranging from 84 to 2 in the footsteps of Captain Sir John Swinnerton Dyer MC. The interest shown by all ages was a joy to behold.

June 16, 2018

Relating the story of Rev Theodore Bailey Hardy VC DSO MC at Rossignol Wood.

April 8, 2018

29 members of the Bembridge Sailing Club braved my company again on another battlefield tour, this time to Normandy. A wonderful convivial atmosphere that you get with old friends (and some new ones) bound by the common purpose of Remembrance.

November 24, 2017

How few people know that the War Graves and Memorials to the Great War were designed and laid out by the three greatest architects of the time, Lutyens, Blomfield and Baker. Despite the fact that they all clashed with mighty egos, their legacy and architectural genius...

June 17, 2017

For the second year, the 'Cotswold Rangers' embarked on a new tour, this time exploring the intricacies of the D Day landings. The 4 day tour combined the historical account of Operation Overlord, interlaced with fine french culture and a Hotel par excellence at the Fe...

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