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'The Western Front. A Plea for Understanding' by John Terraine


John Terraine’s 1983 Address to the Western Front Association. 1984  [This article first appeared in the journal of the Western Front Association, Stand To! No.10 Spring 1984 pp24-27. John Terraine was the first President of The Western Front Association, founded by John Giles in 1980. For much of 1984, John Giles had been unwell which explains th…

'Territorial Gunners at War' by Terry Dean


Terry is well known to all as the editor of Despatch and an active member of the branch.  This new talk is being given for the first time and concerns the Territorial Gunners at war.

'An Honourable War, HAC Battalions in The Great War' a talk by Michael Orr


Branch favourite Michael Orr makes a welcome return to present not one, but two talks about the 1st & 2nd Battalion HACs, how’s that for value for money! The Honourable Artillery Company is the oldest regiment in the British Army and dates its origins back to 1537. During WW1, two infantry battalions were mobilised for active service, the 1st…

'The Guns at Le Cateau: 26th August 1914' with Vern Littley


Vern Littley will be talking about the events associated with the Royal Artillery at the Battle of Le Cateau in the early weeks for the war following the British and French retreat after the Battle of the Mons. Vern is well qualified to present on this topic having served in the Royal Artillery for over 25 years and he is also a member of the Battl…

Territorial Gunners at War by Terry Dean


The story of the part-time Territorials of the 1st West Lancashire Brigade Royal Field Artillery in WW1 based on Captain Wadsworth’s book which records their exploits.   The Brigade exchanged their 12 out-dated 15-pound field guns for 18 pounders in September 1915 and crossed to France. They gained experience on quiet sectors of the front then fou…