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 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 1s…

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'It's All A Bit Heath Robinson: Re-inventing The First World War' a talk by Lucinda Gosling
21 May

'It's All A Bit Heath Robinson: Re-inventing The First World War' a talk by Lucinda Gosling

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

Lucinda Gosling studied History at Liverpool University before a career in the picture library industry. Formerly manager of the Illustrated London News archive, she is now historical specialist at the Mary Evans Picture Library. Based on her book It's All a Bit Heath Robinson: Re-inventing the First World War, this talk looks at the life of one o…

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