Welcome to the Midlands (East) branch of the Western Front Association. 

You can keep up to date with an events listing and news from the Midland (East) branch on our Facebook Page.

We meet at St. Peter's Rooms, Ruddington on the second Friday of every month except for August, when we have a summer break. Meetings start at 7.00pm, with the talk normally from 7.30pm.

Upcoming Branch Events

'They pay me to be an Admiral…' or 'The Escape of the Goeben'
12 Aug

'They pay me to be an Admiral…' or 'The Escape of the Goeben'

St Peters Rooms, Ruddington, Notts NG11 6HD
12 Aug 2022 19:30
0787 5156513

Several months after her commissioning in 1912, Goeben, with the light cruiser Breslau, formed the German Mediterranean Division. After the outbreak of World War I  Goeben and Breslau bombarded positions in North Africa and then evaded British naval forces in the Mediterranean and reached Constantinople. The two ships were transferred to the Ottoma…

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Dr Adam Prime - India's Great War
09 Sep

Dr Adam Prime - India's Great War

St Peters Rooms, Ruddington, Notts NG11 6HD
09 Sep 2022 19:30
0787 5156513

This talk looks at India's contribution to the First World War in every sense of the word. It takes in the huge recruitment boom. It also looks at the experiences of Indian soldiers (and their British officers) on the Western Front, in Gallipoli, in Mesopotamia and in the Middle East. Finally, it looks at India itself; and the actions undertaken th…

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Lt-Gen Sir Thomas D'Oyly Snow - Andy Lonergan
14 Oct

Lt-Gen Sir Thomas D'Oyly Snow - Andy Lonergan

St Peters Rooms, Ruddington, Notts NG11 6HD
14 Oct 2022 19:30
0787 5156513

Remembered as a grumpy useless commander who oversaw the attacks at Gommecourt, Andy Lonergan discusss whether there is more to him than history shows.    Members and non-members of The Western Front Association are equally welcome. Any new visitors are guaranteed a friendly atmosphere and a warm welcome from a group of like-minded enthusiasts.  …

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