Welcome to the Kent (North West) branch of the Western Front Association.
We operate two programmes of talks: one taking place at in-person meetings at Petts Wood; the other online via zoom.


Online meetings via zoom:  Jan - Apr 2023

Online talks: Zoom meetings normally take place on the second Tuesday of each month, going online at 19:20 for a 19:30 start and ending about an hour later. Participating is quick and easy. All you need is a computer, or a tablet, or a smart phone. Simply email us - wfa.nwkent@gmail.com - and we'll send the links and passcodes needed to attend. You will also be automatically added to the NW Kent mailing list to keep you updated about future zoom events.

 Jan 10  'The Myths of Audregnies' by Phil Watson
 Feb 14  'Peril in Paradise: Asia and the Pacific during the Great War' by Rob Fleming
 Mar 14  'Germans on the Run: From Tsingtao to Skipton' by Anne Buckley
 Apr 11  'Contacting the Dead: Spiritualism and the Great War' by Suzie Grogan


In-Person meetings at Petts Wood: Jan - Apr 2023

Where we meet: We meet at the Royal British Legion Club, Queensway, Petts Wood, Orpington, Kent BR5 1DH. Normally, meetings are held on the on the last Thursday of each month (except December). They start at 19:30, with the doors (and the bar) opening at 18:30. We do not charge entrance fees but do welcome donations of £5 or more towards our costs.

Getting there: The club is next to Morrison's supermarket and Petts Wood railway station. Parking at the rear of the club is free but you need to type your car registration into the machine (on the left as you enter the club). Failure to enter your registration can lead to a £50 fine. There's easy free parking in adjacent side streets. 

 Jan 26  'From Greenwich lad to Four-War Warrior: Vice-Adm ‘Kipper’ Robinson VC' by Clive Harris
 Feb 23  'A Giant Howitzer Made by a Wounded War Hero: the Royal Artillery Memorial' by Mark Connolly
 Mar 30  'Riding the Red Zone' by Tom Isitt
 Apr 27  'Gallipoli chaplains crossing the divide' by Carole Hope

Upcoming Branch Events

See Bulletin, or the Branch Facebook Page or website for forthcoming event details.