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Stand To! No.1 to No.125 Full Contents Listing

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Stand To! 1-125 Content Stand To  1 Spring 1981 Editorial Notes (Peter T. Scott) Serving members of the Western Front Association Early Days, New Paths and Acknowledgements Inaugural Meeting: John Terraine's Address. Historian John Terraine berates those who indulge in ‘purely tragic pilgrimages to the Western Front’. The Loving Care of the…


Commemorating the attack on Riqueval Bridge : one of the greatest battles fought by the British Army

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The attack on the St Quentin Canal was one of the greatest battles ever fought by the British Army. Once taken, on 29 September 1918, the Riqueval Bridge became a vital supply line over the St Quentin Canal for artillery, tanks, trucks and men. Hear about the daring attack by Captain Charlton to take the bridge with nine men. Hear about the as…


Professor Gary Sheffield pays tribute to his predecessor as Honorary President of The Western Front Association, Professor Peter Simkins MBE

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  I would like to pay tribute to my predecessor as Honorary President of the Western Front Association, Professor Peter Simkins MBE. Peter has been active in the WFA over many years, latterly in the Cheltenham and Gloucester branch. When Corelli Barnett stepped down, Peter was an obvious choice to succeed him as President of the WFA, as he is on…


CANCELLED 8 April : 'Amateur Soldiering Tradition in Britain and the Empire 1899 to 1945' with Professor Gary Sheffield

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Gary Sheffield, Honorary President of The Western Front Association will be speaking at this event on the amateur soldier in the British Arm over five decades: through the South African War, First and Second World Wars.  The organisers say that places will be strictly limited with an entry cost of £8 payable on the door. Please email the organiser…


ONLINE: The Morale and Discipline of British and Anzac troops at Gallipoli

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The presentation will be live and online. It will commence at 8.30am (that is not a typo) UK time. The reason for the early start time is to enable this to be broadcast at a reasonable time in Australia and New Zealand. In this talk, Professor Gary Sheffield explores the morale, discipline  and combat motivation of British, Australian and New Ze…


The Armistice Day Commemoration at the Cenotaph, 11 November 2021

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The Western Front Association has hosted the ceremony at the Cenotaph on the 11th November each year since 1994.

There is a compilation of photographs from this even here on The Western Front Association YouTube Channel.

The wreath laid by the Chair of The Western Front Association on behalf of our members

Dan Jarvis, MP (left), James Heappey MP (second left) as well as Vice-Admiral Sir Tim Laurence (centre), Professor Gary Sheffield and Nick Bailey.

School children from Eaton House Prep

The schools here are, Left to right: Eaton House prep Morpeth School, Tower Hamlets Oulder Hill School, Rochdale Worthing High School, Sussex Bishop Rawstorne’s C of E Academy, Croston, Lancs The King’s School, Chester

A group representing the Chinese Labour Corps

Actor Nick Bailey reciting ‘In Flanders Fields’ at the Cenotaph on Armistice Day 11 November 2021

The Pipes and Drums of the London Scottish

A piper of the Pipes and Drums of the London Scottish

A contingent from the RAF provided the guard

RAF Guard

Actor Nick Bailey in front of the Cenotaph 11th November 2021

The Pipes and Drums of the London Scottish with guests from Eaton House Prep School