Using rare documents, photographs and diaries this talk by Taff Gillingham covers the raising of 11/Suffolk, the journey to the front and its time on the Western Front.
Taff Gillingham is a military historian specialising in the life of the British and Commonwealth soldier during the first half of the twentieth century; their weapons, drills, routines, uniforms and equipment. Since the 1990s, he has been the military historical advisor on many major film, television and theatre productions, and regularly appears in tv and radio documentaries. He has collected militaria since he was at school and is Chief Chum of the Association for Military Remembrance; 'The Khaki Chums'. A former trustee of The Suffolk Regiment Museum, he is Chair of the Friends of the Suffolk Regiment and Hon. Sec. of the Ipswich & District Suffolk Regiment Old Comrades. He is co-director of Khaki Devil Limited and the Great War Huts heritage project and a former Chair of the Suffolk Branch of the Western Front Association.
Great Stukeley Village Hall, Ermine Street, Great Stukeley, Huntingdon, PE28 4AQ
01 Nov 2023 19:30