Welcome to the Birmingham Branch.

PLEASE NOTE : As from April 2023 all meetings take place at:

The Royal British Legion, 12 Rectory Road, Birmingham B75 7AL

The meetings begin at 2.00 pm with doors open from 1.30 pm. and are usually concluded by 4.00 pm.

Refreshments are served during the interval and adjacent parking is free of charge.
There is an excellent Cross City Rail link embracing Lichfield, Birmingham, Redditch and calling at Sutton Coldfield.

Non-members are made most welcome and we encourage their attendance. A small voluntary donation towards the expenses of the speaker and the venue would be appreciated.

We have our own website: The Western Front Association (Birmingham Branch) where you will find the programme of events, contacts, newsletter, and branch business.  

 

Upcoming Branch Events

The Empire strikes back – The battles of Trekkopjes & Gibeon 1915 - James White
16 Mar

The Empire strikes back – The battles of Trekkopjes & Gibeon 1915 - James White

The Royal British Legion 12, Rectory Road, Birmingham B75 7AL
16 Mar 2024 14:00
07909006733

For most of the campaign in South West Africa the German Schutztruppe spent their time retreating but on two notable occasions they took to the offensive. With modern day battlefield photographs this is the tale of the two battles one of which saw Rolls Royce armoured cars going in action.

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German Kavalrie leading up to and just after - Geoff Massey
20 Apr

German Kavalrie leading up to and just after - Geoff Massey

The Royal British Legion 12, Rectory Road, Birmingham B75 7AL
20 Apr 2024 14:00
07909006733

Geoff Massey: Their 38 years of highly scientific training – German Kavalrie leading up to and just after mobilisation A look at the changes made to equipment, uniforms & training after 1871, organisation in the years prior to mobilisation and in July 1914, logistics in 1914 campaign and tactics

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Soldiers of God – Army Chaplains of the Western Front. - Rodney Attwood
18 May

Soldiers of God – Army Chaplains of the Western Front. - Rodney Attwood

The Royal British Legion 12, Rectory Road, Birmingham B75 7AL
18 May 2024 14:00
07909006733

Soldiers of God – Army Chaplains of the Western Front. national life in the early twentieth century and how the actions of British Army Chaplains reflected what they found among the soldiers. I discuss difficulties in reconciling going to war with the third commandment, 'Thou shalt not kill' and Christ's teaching in the Sermon on the Mount. I also…

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