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 

Sir Hew Strachan FRSE FRHistS

Professor Peter Simkins MBE FRHistS


Honorary President of The Western Front Association 

Professor Gary Sheffield BA MA PhD FRHistS


Honorary Vice-Presidents of The Western Front Association 

André Coillot

Professor John Bourne BA PhD FRHistS

The Burgomaster of Ypres

The Mayor of Albert

General The Lord Dannatt GCB CBE MC DL

Col (Rtd) Patrick M Dennis OMM

Lt. Col. Graham W. Parker OBE

Lt. Col. (Rtd) Christopher Pugsley DPhil FRHistS

Dr Roger V. Lee PhD jssc

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


Trustees of The Western Front Association 


Colin Wagstaff

Vice Chairman

& Development           

David Tattersfield

Honorary Secretary

Stephen Oram 

Honorary Treasurer




Richard Hughes 


Branch Co-ordinator            

Garry Trown

Universities Officers

Dr Phylomena Badsey


Anthony Bolton 


Press and Publicity

Dr Tom Thorpe

European Officer

Dr Brenda O'Shea


Outside Events

Gerry White 


Branded Goods

Mark Macartney



Appointees of The Western Front Association 

WFA Office

Sarah Gunn 

Stand To! Editor

Jon Cooksey 

Book Review Editor     

David Filsell


Bulletin Editor

Ralph Lomas

Digital Editor

& Trench Lines

Jonathan F Vernon 

Social Media Coordinator