NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the thirty-third Annual General Meeting of The Western Front Association will be held at 12.00 noon on Saturday, 5 April 2014 at the RAF Museum London, Grahame Park Way, Hendon, London NW9 5LL
Mr Steve Oram
1 February 2014
1. Apologies for absence
2. Chairman's Opening Remarks
3. To receive the President's Address
4. To confirm the Minutes of the 32nd Annual Meeting held on 27 April 2013
5. To receive the report of the Committee from the Chairman
6. To approve the audited accounts for the financial year ended 31 October 2013
7. To appoint Booth Ainsworth LLP as auditors
8. Election of Trustees
9. Trustees' recommendation to elect Tim Cook^ and Roger Lee^^ Vice Presidents
10. Any other business
Please Note: we request that items for 'Any Other Business' are notified in writing to the Hon Secretary before the meeting starts, or written in the Attendance Book at the registration desk in the RAF Museum to ensure that the correct Trustee is briefed to answer the question.
Programme for the Day
From 10.30am tea, coffee & biscuits**
11.00am lecture, Luci Gosling, Business Development Manager, Mary Evans Picture Library: 'Dark Streets & Light Laughter—Amusements & Entertainment during the Great War'
12.00 noon Annual General Meeting
1.00pm Buffet Lunch for those having pre-paid within the 20 March 2014 deadline.
2.15pm Centenary Update
2.45pm lecture by Dr Peter Hodgkinson, Military Historian & Chartered & Clinical Psychologist: 'Battalion Commanders on the Western Front in 1914'
4.00pm finish of proceedings with tea/coffee available
**tea, coffee & biscuits ONLY for those notifying attendance to Secretary no later than 20th March 2014 (it costs the WFA and we do not wish to waste members' money by over-ordering)
^Tim Cook is a Historian at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. He has studied Canada and the Great War for over a decade and one of his books won the prestigious C P Stacey Award for the most distinguished book in Canadian military history. He has also published extensively in academic and popular journals in Canada and around the world, one of his articles winning the Moncado Award from the Society of Military Historians. He is also an adjunct professor of research at Carleton University in Ottawa.
^^Roger Lee has been Head of the Australian Army History Unit since 1996, directly responsible to the Chief of Army. Prior to that, he was at the Joint Services Staff College responsible for strategic studies and military theory course components. He has played a leading role in recent efforts to exhume and identify the remains of Australian soldiers at sites including Westhoek Ridge, Messines and Fromelles. He is one of Australia's most respected military historians.
A copy of the full notice of meeting and the Financial Report and Accounts will be sent to all members via the next edition of Bulletin. A copy will be available from here once produced.