Welcome to the Leicestershire & Rutland branch of The Western Front Association. 

 

The Leicestershire & Rutland Branch meets on the last Monday of each month.

Please check with the website and The Tiger for any changes where the last Monday falls on a Bank Holiday and during the Christmas period.

We meet at The Elms, Sports and Ex-Services Club, Bushloe End, Wigston, Leicester LE18 2BA. Meetings start at 7.00pm (for 7.30pm) and usually finish at around 9.45pm.

We welcome all WFA members and non-members to our meetings.

At present, we do not charge an attendance fee but do suggest a voluntary contribution of £3 per person to cover venue and guest speaker costs.

We have an extremely interesting and diverse programme of external and internal guest speakers from January to December.

The Branch's year runs from 1 November to 31 October and the AGM is normally held at either the November or December meeting.

We run a popular raffle during the interval at each Branch meeting with a strip of tickets costing just £1.

Refreshments are available from the venue's pay bar on arrival and also during a short break at the mid-point of the guest speaker's talk which is usually at around 8.15pm.

Our meetings conclude by remembering individual men of Leicestershire and Rutland.

Please visit our website for details and updates: Leicestershire & Rutland branch. 

What's on and Events

 

Upcoming Branch Events

'British Intelligence and the German Spring Offensive' with Jim Beach
24 Sep

'British Intelligence and the German Spring Offensive' with Jim Beach

The Elms, Sports and Ex-Services Club, Bushloe End, Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18 2BA
24 Sep 2018 19:30

Jim Beach will be giving a presentation on British Intelligence during the German Spring Offensive of 1918.  Jim's presentation will explain what British intelligence knew in advance of the German offensives of March and April 1918. As he will show, contrary to popular belief, the British were not taken by surprise.

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'Africa and the Great War'  by Greg Drozdz
29 Oct

'Africa and the Great War' by Greg Drozdz

The Elms, Sports and Ex-Services Club, Bushloe End, Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18 2BA
29 Oct 2018 19:00

Greg Drozdz will be giving a presentation on Africa during the First World War.  Greg Drozdz's father was a Flight Sergeant of 300 Polish Squadron during the Second World War. Having studied history at university it was only much later that he had his father's diaries translated from Polish into English. Greg is the vice-chairman of the Hinckley a…

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'The Unknown Warrior' by Dr John Sutton
26 Nov

'The Unknown Warrior' by Dr John Sutton

The Elms, Sports and Ex-Services Club, Bushloe End, Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18 2BA
26 Nov 2018 19:00

Dr John Sutton will be giving a presentation on the Unknown Soldier.  This talk tells the story of where the idea of an Unknown Warrior was first conceived. It looks at the differing opinions of the King and the British government.   The talk also looks at how the Unknown Warrior was selected and his journey home from France and the nation's …

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