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2017 Spring Conference and AGM University of Northumbria Newcastle upon TyneNE2 1XE Saturday, 6th May 2017 Programme for the day 9.30 am Doors open. Teas/Coffees 10.15 am Welcome by the Chairman 10.20 am 'British casualty evacuation from the Somme, July 1916: success or failure?' by Jeremy Higgins 11.20 am 'Winning with Laughter: Cartoonists…
Welcome to the AGM, Book Sale and talk by Richard Brooks on 'A Working Man's War'. We meet at 20:00 at The Royal Marine Association Club.
The Suffolk WFA Branch AGM will be followed by two 'cameo' talks by branch members. We meet at 7:30pm on the second Wednesday of the Month at the Royal British Legion Club, Tavern St, Stowmarket, IP14 1PH 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…
An invitation to members to speak for 10 minutes on any WW1 topic. Meetings usually first Monday in the Month. Meetings 7.00pm for 7.30pm Entrance donations of £3.00 are invited; there is a raffle and coffee & biscuits to finish the meeting off. Follow us on our website: The Western Front Association North Lancashire Branch.
After the Cumbria Branch AGM there will be two presentations. Rob Thompson will give his talk 'Mud, Blood and Wood: Passchendaele 1917' followed by Bob Paterson with 'Kitchener: Last of the Iconic Heroes or Just a Poster?'.
After the Devon and Cornwall WFA Branch AGM, Dr Phylomena Badsey will give a presentation on Women on the Western Front.
The Surrey Branch AGM normally takes about 20 minutes and is followed by members' presentations. This year there will be three talks: Alan Leakey - The Army Service Gospel Roger Learney - Guns / weapons focusing on snipers. Roger has an extensive collection of Great War weapons and he will bring along some of his collection to illustrate hi…
After the branch AGM Levison Wood will be giving a presentation on the 'Fighting 5th'. IMAGE: Recruits for the 1st/5th North Staffordshire Regiment before they were issued with uniforms.
After concluding the AGM Peter Threlfall will deliver the Chairman's Talk.
'Branch AGM followed by Photographing the Fallen: A War Graves Photographer 1915-1919' with Jeremy Gordon-Smith
Jeremy Gordon-Smith will give a presentation on a war graves photographer on the Western Front 1915-1919.
David Hassard will be giving a talk on Sopwith Aircraft used in the First World War. IMAGE: Captain Malley, with his all white Sopwith Camel. From Pinterest, Public Domain. Australian War Memorial A033880
Kevin Patience will give a talk called 'Hancock's Quest'.
After the AGM, Ian Massey will give a talk on the RFC and RNAS as they became the RAF in 1918. IMAGE: Officers and S.E.5a Scouts of No. 1 Squadron, RAF at Clairmarais aerodrome near Ypres. IWM Q12063
'The Treaty of Versailles 1919' Discussion evening. Annual General Meeting of the Wales (Gwent) Branch of the Western Front Association.
The Annual General Meeting will be followed by members giving their own presentations of between 10-15 minutes duration.
AGM from 7pm, followed by ‘The Victory Medal by Tim Dunce
Relearning the Lessons. John Terraine’s 1984 WFA Address (This article, a transcript of John Terraine's 1984 Address first appeared in Stand To! 1985 No.13 pp4-7) Mr. Chairman, fellow-members of the WFA: I hope you will forgive me if today - contrary to my usual practice - I strike a personal note in my address to you. Before we go any furt…
[This article first appeared in Stand To ! 20 Summer 1987] pp 7 - 8 First let me say a word of reassurance: it's only a few weeks ago that a number of you will have received a longish burst from me at the National Army Museum on Founder's Day. Don't worry - this time I shan't keep you long. I only want to say two things, really, about ourse…
Portrait of a British soldier, taken prisoner by the Germans, probably in April 1918 Programme for the Day 9.30 am Doors Open: Tea & Coffee 10.15 am Welcome by The Western Front Association President Peter Simkins 10.20 am 'Escapes and Escapades? British Prisoners of War during the Fi…
Before Nicholas Howgill gives his a talk on Kingston’s boy soldiers the branch will hold its Annual General Meeting. Nick’s talk will look at how young men from an inland town found themselves in the heat of Battle at Jutland, 1916
The AGM of the Tayside Branch, all WFA members welcome. The AGM will be followed by an illustrated talk.