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 Last Naval Hero - The Story of David, 1st Earl Beatty. A talk by Roy Smart
16 Jul

The Last Naval Hero - The Story of David, 1st Earl Beatty. A talk by Roy Smart

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

Roy Smart was a Naval Officer, Fleet Air Arm pilot and air director of many great national memorial events, including the BBC Radio commemorations of the Battle of Jutland. Blessed with the Nelson touch, David Beatty had a ruthless & charismatic personality and rose with meteoric speed from Cadet to First Sea Lord. This talk discusses his eve…

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From Cambrai To Victory - The Tank Battles Of 1918. A talk by Lt Col Geoffrey Vesey Holt MBE
17 Sep

From Cambrai To Victory - The Tank Battles Of 1918. A talk by Lt Col Geoffrey Vesey Holt MBE

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

Geoffrey Vesey Holt makes a welcome return to the branch to present the third and final part of his trilogy of talks concerning the role of the tank in the First World War. The talk will look at the unique contribution of this revolutionary form of warfare in the final victorious year of the war. It will explore how it was used during battles suc…

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The Battle Of The Selle - 4th Army Operations, 17-31 Oct 1918. A talk by Dr Peter Hodgkinson
15 Oct

The Battle Of The Selle - 4th Army Operations, 17-31 Oct 1918. A talk by Dr Peter Hodgkinson

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

The Battle of the Selle is one of the forgotten battles of the Great War, yet it must be regarded as one of this nations greatest military victories. This talk will reveal how the balance of contributions for all arms would vary from battle to battle. The weather at the Selle denied the BEF intelligence from the air. Fourth Army did not know the …

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