Welcome to the Scotland (Tayside) branch of The Western Front Association. 

We meet at 2.30pm at Glasite Hall, which is adjacent to St Andrew's Church, King Street, Dundee, DD1 2JB. (Bottom of King Street next door to the Wellgate Centre).

 

2019 Meetings:

26 January  

The Royal Naval Division  by Dr Andrew Jeffrey

23 March

The heavy Handley Page bombers of the First World War by Rob Langham




 

Upcoming Branch Events

Bloody Paralyser - The Heavy Handley Page Bombers of the First World War

Glasite Hall, Dundee
23 Mar 2019 14:30

Rob Langham. This talk tells the story of the largest British bombers of the First World War and the men who flew them. Introduced in 1915, this twin-engine monster with a 100-foot wingspan was designed to be a ‘Bloody Paralyser’ to the Germans. Operating mainly at night, the Handley Page bombers attacked Germany and German-occupied towns and citi…

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BRANCH TOUR - "The Opening and Closing Shots"

Glasite Hall, King Street, Dundee, DD1 2JB
04 Jun 2019 09:00

The 2019 WFA Tayside  tour to the Western Front takes a look at the less visited and less examined parts of the British and Empire campaign that took place at the beginning and end of the Great War.  First, the period before both sides went to ground in the trenches in September 1914, and second the final months when troops left the trenches behind…

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In Search of the Unknown Warrior

Glasite Hall, Dundee
29 Jun 2019 14:30

Ron Scrimgeor The story of the 'Unknown Warrior' has fascinated Ron Scrimgeour for more than forty years. His research began then with the Ministry of Defence and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Military matters were not a high priority then and the Vietnam War summed up an unofficial attitude – that the military were a necessary evil and …

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