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
Tues 8th March 2022 - London Omnibuses on the Western Front - Roy Larkin
Tues 12th April 2022 - A 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 2022 - The 'Spanish' Flu Pandemic 1917-1919 - Dr Jane Orr
Tues 8th November 2022 - The Empire Strikes Back: The Battles of Trekkopjes and Gibeon 1915 - James White
Tues 13th December 2022 - Member's Evening
Find out more from our website: The Western Front Association Cheltenham & Gloucestershire Branch
Upcoming Branch Events
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.Event Details
Not Quite Fitting the Mould: A Fresh Look At Some Brigade and Battalion Commanders on the Western Front 1916-1918 - Professor Peter Simkins
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…Event Details
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…Event Details