The Suffolk WFA hold monthly meetings, which are open to members and non-members of the association. The meetings include a talk on a Great War related subject, given by branch members or well established historians and authors.
The guest speaker for June is Suffolk-based Dr John Greenacre with his talk 'In Flanders Fields the Tourists Flow'.
Dr John Greenacre is now a military historian, following a 24 year career in the Army. As a helicopter pilot he deployed on operations during the Gulf War, to the Balkans and Northern Ireland. He has also worked in Germany, Canada, the Falkland Islands and Kenya in areas from procurement to arms control. John achieved an MA in Military Studies from Cranfield (the Royal Military College of Science) and was awarded his PhD in History from the University of Leeds. John is a lecturer at the University of Suffolk and was appointed the Suffolk Centenary Coordinator in 2013, responsible for coordinating outreach activity centred on the centenary of the First World War. This includes academic, community and educational outreach activity across Suffolk with particular emphasis on working with schools throughout the county.
Most talks are usually an hour in duration, with an interval of half an hour, followed by a Q&A session.
We ask for a donation entry fee of £4.00 per person, which includes a buffet during the interval. Drinks can be purchased at the club's bar.