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

Padres On Parade - Military Chaplains In The Great War with Jonathan Nicholls
18 Mar

Padres On Parade - Military Chaplains In The Great War with Jonathan Nicholls

Royal Naval Association (Southend) , 73-79 East St, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6LQ
18 Mar 2019 20:00

Jonathan Nicholls makes a welcome return to the branch to present what I'm sure will be a entertaining and informative talk about the role of military chaplains in the Great War. Military chaplains supported the troops in many ways, not just the obvious spiritual guidance, but also on ethical matters and general pastoral care. An ex-met police of…

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Verdun - Battles of the Left Bank with Christina Holstien
15 Apr

Verdun - Battles of the Left Bank with Christina Holstien

Royal Naval Association (Southend) , 73-79 East St, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6LQ
15 Apr 2019 20:00

We are delighted to welcome back to the branch Christina Holstien who is one of our most popular speakers. As those of you who have been to one her talks before will know, she is an expert on all aspects of the Battle of Verdun and has written many guidebooks to the area. Her talk this year will focus on a largely unknown period of the Battle and…

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Roll Of Honour - Schooling & The Great War with Dr. Barry Blades
20 May

Roll Of Honour - Schooling & The Great War with Dr. Barry Blades

Royal Naval Association (Southend) , 73-79 East St, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6LQ
20 May 2019 20:00

Dr. Barry Blades is a writer and speaker specialising in the history of war and education. For over thirty years, Barry taught History in secondary schools in London and Peterborough and has extensive experience as a senior leadership in education, having been a Associate Headteacher, Ofsted Inspector, Chair of Governors and Trustee of an educatio…

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