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‘Learning Curve? The 1/5th West Yorks on the Western Front’ by John Sheehan


John will explain this local territorial battalion’s involvement in three key battles: the first day on the Somme (1916); at Poelcapelle on 9 Ocober 1917; and then at Valenciennes on 1 November 1918. In doing so he will track their progress from happy-go-lucky Saturday night soldiers into an agile independent fighting force capable of helping bring…

POSTPONED 'Fighting Spirit - patrolling and raiding with the West Yorks' by Fraser Skirrow


Captions - Above: painting from Foot Patrol (1916). Below: Fraser Skirrow at the Start Line on the Somme in 2016.   Because of the present situation, all talks have been postponed indefinitely and no branch meetings will take place until further notice.   About the talk: Opinion is divided over the role of patrol actions in trench warfare. At t…