Welcome to the Thames Valley branch of The Western Front Association. 

We meet on the last Thursday of each month at 8.00pm.

Members of The Western Front Association and non-members are equally welcome.

We ask for a modest donation of £4 on the door which includes sandwiches after the meeting. A bar is also available.

Any new visitors will be assured of an welcoming and friendly atmosphere among a group of like-minded enthusiasts.

VENUE: Berkshire Sports & Social Club, Sonning Lane, Reading RG4 6ST.

Upcoming Branch Events

Dr Jonathan Boff:   Haig's Enemy - Crown Prince Rupprecht and Germany's War on the Western Front
27 Sep

Dr Jonathan Boff: Haig's Enemy - Crown Prince Rupprecht and Germany's War on the Western Front

Berkshire Sports and Social Club, Sonning Lane, Reading, RG4 6ST
27 Sep 2018 20:00

No German general spent longer fighting the BEF on the Western Front than Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria. Exploring the war through his eyes enables us not only to study the German army in detail but also to see the British army in a new and unfamiliar light. This talk will explore both aspects.   Dr Jonathan Boff is a Senior Lecturer in War Studies …

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Twisting the Dragon’s Tail: The Zeebrugge Raid 23 April 1918
25 Oct

Twisting the Dragon’s Tail: The Zeebrugge Raid 23 April 1918

Berkshire Sports and Social Club, Sonning Lane, Reading, RG4 6ST
25 Oct 2018 20:00

Alan Wakefield Twisting the Dragon’s Tail: The Zeebrugge Raid 23 April 1918 Alan Wakefield was a curator at the National Maritime Museum and is now Head of First World War & Early 20th Century Conflict at the IWM. In 2004 he co-authored Under the Devil’s Eye: Britain’s Forgotten Army at Salonika 1915-1918 for Sutton Publishing and, in 2006, …

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Ambrosia and Ulcers: Douglas Haig and BEF Logistical Development during the Great War
29 Nov

Ambrosia and Ulcers: Douglas Haig and BEF Logistical Development during the Great War

Berkshire Sports and Social Club, Sonning Lane, Reading, RG4 6ST
29 Nov 2018 20:00

Rob Thompson: Ambrosia and Ulcers: Douglas Haig and BEF Logistical Development during the Great War  Facing his first mid-life crisis Rob took a degree in Politics & Contemporary history graduating with a First. It was there that he blindly stumbled into the world of military history and the Great War which he ended up teaching at the Universi…

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