Welcome to the Kent (North West) branch of the Western Front Association.

We meet at the Royal British Legion Club, Queensway, Petts Wood, Orpington, Kent BR5 1DH on the last Thursday of each month (except December) at 19:30.

The Royal British Legion Club is next to Morrison's and Petts Wood railway station.

 

2019 Meetings:

Jan 31

'The Americans at Meuse Argonne 1918' by Christina Holstein

Feb 28

'Wartime Cartoons: Introducing the Artists and Their Work' by Dr Pip Gregory

Mar 28

'The Last Battle - Endgame on the Western Front 1918' by Peter Hart

Apr 25

'The Zeebrugge Raid 23rd April 1918' by Clive Harris

May 30  

'Filming New Zealanders on the Western Front' by Chris Pugsley

Jun 27

'Naval Matters 1919' by Robin Brodhurst 

Jul 25

TBC 

Aug 29

'The First World War - The Aftermath' by Prof John Derry

Sep 26

'British Military Music During the Great War' by Dr Emma Hanna

Oct 31

'Demobilisation! Drawing down the BEF 1919-20' by Rob Thompson

Nov 28

'The Biggest Single Job of Work Since the Pharaohs' by Prof Mark Connelly

Dec 26

Winter break - no meeting. Next meeting is on Thursday, 31 Jan 2020. 

 

Upcoming Branch Events

'Wartime Cartoonists: Introducing the Artists and Their Work' by Pip Gregory
28 Feb

'Wartime Cartoonists: Introducing the Artists and Their Work' by Pip Gregory

Royal British Legion Club, Queensway, Petts Wood, Orpington, Kent BR5 1DH
28 Feb 2019 19:30

About the talk: This talk introduces some of the key - and some of the forgotten - cartoonists of the Great War. It examines the iconic images the war has left us, the humour behind them, and the background of the people who provided these sketches. This includes the the voices of W. Heath Robinson, the Punch table artists Bernard Partridge and Leo…

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