Patrons, Presidents, Trustees and Appointees of The Western Front Association 

Founded by John Giles. Inaugurated 11 November 1980. Registered Charity No. 298365.


Patrons of The Western Front Association 

Professor Sir Hew Strachan FRSE FRHistS

Professor Peter Simkins MBE FRHistS


Honorary President of The Western Front Association 

Professor Gary Sheffield MA PhD  FRHistS  FRSA  FSAHR


Honorary Vice-Presidents of The Western Front Association 

Professor John Bourne BA PhD FRHistS 

Dr Jack Sheldon MA PhD FRGS

Dr Roger. Lee PhD

Major-General ((Ret'd) Mungo Melvin CB OBE

Colonel (Ret'd) Patrick Dennis OMM  CD  

Lt. Col. (Ret'd) Christopher Pugsley ONZM DPhil FRHistS

Dr Spencer Jones MPhil PhD FRHistS

Lady Lucy French OBE

The Rt. Hon. Lord Astor of Hever, PC, DL

The Burgomaster of Ypres                            

The Mayor of Albert    






Tony Bolton

Vice Chairman & Development  

David Tattersfield

Honorary Secretary

Jill Stewart

Honorary Treasurer  (Vacant)

Legal Trustee

Richard Hughes

Education Trustee

Eve Wilson

PR & Press Trustee

Tom Thorpe

Events Coordinator

Colin Wagstaff

Island of Ireland Trustee

Gerry White

Branded Goods Trustee

Mark Macartney

Universities Trustee

Adam Prime

Branch Coordinator

Morris Charlton

Trustee without Portfolio (USA)                        

Sherri Collins

Trustee without Portfolio

Gary Haines

Diversity, Inclusion & Access

Roland Renner


European Officer

Rocky Salmon 

European Field Officer 

Michèl Admiraal 

Support Team 

Bulletin Editor    

Ralph Lomas

Digital Editor  

Jonathan F Vernon           

Stand To! Editor    

Matt Leonard

Book Review Editor    

Andrea Hetherington                          

Speakers List Editor  

Roger Davies

Office Team

Lisa Rodgers 


Maya Shapland