Welcome to the Southend on Sea branch of The Western Front Association.

We meet at The Royal Naval Association Building, 73 East Street. Southend, SS2 6LQ on the third Monday of each month at 8.00pm.

Upcoming Branch Events

'The Royal Fusiliers at The Battle of the Somme' - Talk by Jonathan Nicholls
19 Feb

'The Royal Fusiliers at The Battle of the Somme' - Talk by Jonathan Nicholls

Royal Naval Association (Southend) , 73-79 East St Southend-on-Sea SS2 6LQ
19 Feb 2018 20:00

After his popular talk to the branch last year about the Battle of Arras, the acclaimed author and battlefield tour guide Jonathan Nicholls makes a welcome return to talk about the role of the Royal Fusiliers at the Battle of the Somme. Based mainly on interviews with veteran's from the 8th (service) Battalion (City of London Regiment) whom the sp…

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'The Battle of The Aisne, Chemin des Dames & The French Mutiny' - Talk by Philip Stevens
19 Mar

'The Battle of The Aisne, Chemin des Dames & The French Mutiny' - Talk by Philip Stevens

Royal Naval Association (Southend) , 73-79 East St Southend-on-Sea SS2 6LQ
19 Mar 2018 20:00

Philip Stevens is a former army officer and author of The Great War Explained, a beginners guide to the Great War which is now in it’s third edition. An experienced tour guide whom the historian Professor Sir Anthony Seldon writes "...simply brilliant. I have never been on any trip, anywhere with a better informed, more passionate or magnetic spea…

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'An Honourable War, HAC Battalions in The Great War' a talk by Michael Orr
16 Apr

'An Honourable War, HAC Battalions in The Great War' a talk by Michael Orr

Royal Naval Association (Southend) , 73-79 East St Southend-on-Sea SS2 6LQ
16 Apr 2018 20:00

Branch favourite Michael Orr makes a welcome return to present not one, but two talks about the 1st & 2nd Battalion HACs, how’s that for value for money! The Honourable Artillery Company is the oldest regiment in the British Army and dates its origins back to 1537. During WW1, two infantry battalions were mobilised for active service, the 1st…

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