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

Frances Hurd: Lives Interuppted - Ten Young Officers in the Great War

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

An impulse bid online bought Frances a damp and dirty box of Edwardian photographs. Amongst them was one of a hockey team at Sandhurst, dated 1915. Hers is not a 'sports team' project, however, but an exploration of ten families before, during and after the Great War.  Five of the men lived and five died: but the survivors as well as all the famil…

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Dale Hjort: The Battle of the Asiago - June 1918

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

After our Italian allies were overwhelmed at Caporetto in late 1917, an Anglo-French force was sent urgently to their aid  This talk concentrates on the successful defensive action fought by two under-strength British divisions on the vulnerable Asiago section of the coalition front when, in twenty four hours, two VC’s were won, Vera Brittain’s bro…

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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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