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.
Upcoming Branch Events
Harry Richards will be giving a presentation on Room 40 and Germany’s intrigues with Morocco. During the First World War, Germany sought to provoke numerous insurrections throughout the British and French Empires. Examining the influence of signals intelligence within one of these colonial settings provides an opportunity to measure the operationa…Event Details
John Overton will be giving a talk on Tiger Jack. ‘Tiger Jack’ sailed for France with the 3rd Division in March 1918. He took part in military operations at Chateau Thierry from May to June. He served on the staffs of the 3rd Division and 90th Division and took part in the Battle of Château-Thierry and Battle of Saint-Mihiel.Event Details