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

Festive Fish Fry (Tickets £7.00) and 'Mary Borden - A Women Of Two Wars' a talk by Jane Conway
18 Dec

Festive Fish Fry (Tickets £7.00) and 'Mary Borden - A Women Of Two Wars' a talk by Jane Conway

Royal Naval Association (Southend) , 73-79 East St Southend-on-Sea SS2 6LQ
18 Dec 2017 20:00

Please note that the Festive Fish Fry meeting is a sell out each year and you will need to book a place in advance (tickets £7). Please contact the Branch for more details. Jane Conway is the author of the acclaimed biography about the life of Mary Borden. Mary was an American socialite who used her own considerable wealth to create a French fiel…

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'April Fools? The Formation of the RAF' - Talk by Andy Robertshaw
15 Jan

'April Fools? The Formation of the RAF' - Talk by Andy Robertshaw

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

The renowned historian, author and TV presenter Andy Robertshaw makes a welcome return to present what has become his annual New Year talk to the branch. This year Andy presents a brand new talk all about the Royal Air Force which was formed 100 years ago on the 1st April 1918, when the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and the Royal Naval Air Service (RNA…

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'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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