Welcome to the Cheltenham and Gloucester Branch

 

The branch meet at 7:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month at The Ed Shed, The Folk of Gloucester Centre, Westgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2PG.

Entrance is via the rear on Quay Street  opposite the Council Carpark barrier.

There is ample free parking  here after 7:00 pm when the barrier is raised. 

Location via "What3Words" is "hooked.stage.mass"  

All are welcome

The Cheltenham and Gloucester Branch is very active with regular attendance of over 40 people at our monthly meeting meetings.

As well as regular speakers we have film and documentary showings and organised trips both in this country and to the Western Front. 

A donation of £3.50 (£1.50 for students) would be greatly appreciated

 

Forthcoming Meetings 

 

Tues 8th March 2022 - London Omnibuses on the Western Front - Roy Larkin

Tues 12th April 2022A Neutral View of the War? The Work of the Cartoonist Louis Raemaekers - Michael O'Brien

Tues 10th May 2022 - Fusille Pour l'exemple - The 740 French 'Shot at Dawn'John Reid

Tues 14th June 2022 - Ypres: Holy Ground of the British Empire - Professor Mark Connelly

Tues 12th July 2022 - Not quite fitting the mould: A fresh look at some brigade and battalion commanders on the Western Front 1916-1918 - Professor Peter Simkins

Tues 9th August 2022 - Ernst Jünger  - Mike McCarthy

Tues 13th September 2022 -  The 10 decisions that decided the Battle of the Marne - Ross Beadle

Tues  11th October 2022The 'Spanish' Flu Pandemic 1917-1919Dr Jane Orr

Tues 8th November 2022 - The Empire Strikes Back: The Battles of Trekkopjes and Gibeon 1915James White

 Tues 13th December 2022 - Member's Evening 

 

Find out more from our website: The Western Front Association Cheltenham & Gloucestershire Branch 

Facebook: Cheltenham & Gloucestershire Branch of the Western Front Association.

Twitter: @CGWFA

 

 

Upcoming Branch Events

Ypres: Holy Ground of the British Empire - Professor Mark Connelly

'The Ed Shed', The Folk of Gloucester Centre, Westgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2PG. (Enter via rear on Quay Street)
14 Jun 2022 19:30

Mark looks at the special place of Ypres in British commemoration 1914-1939, the feelings of pilgrims, the role of the Ypres League and the rise of an Anglo-Belgian community as ex-service IWGC gardeners married local women and started families.

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Not Quite Fitting the Mould: A Fresh Look At Some Brigade and Battalion Commanders on the Western Front 1916-1918 - Professor Peter Simkins

'The Ed Shed', The Folk of Gloucester Centre, Westgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2PG. (Enter via rear on Quay Street)
12 Jul 2022 19:30

Always in the vanguard of revisionism, Peter has studied the developing effectiveness of the BEF from the mid-war offensives to the final battles of 1918. The delegation of tactical responsibility driven down the ranks from High Command to junior officers and beyond ultimately, with new technologies and methods, led to the successful warfare of the…

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Ernst Jünger - Mike McCarthy

'The Ed Shed', The Folk of Gloucester Centre, Westgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2PG. (Enter via rear on Quay Street)
09 Aug 2022 19:30

Ernst Jünger volunteered in 1914 and fought throughout the conflict on the Western Front recording his experiences in several books, foremost of which, In Stahlgewittern (Storm of Steel) provided a detailed picture of the realities of combat in an industrialised war. His writing provides a fascinating counterpart to many of the contemporary British…

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