Welcome to the Thames Valley branch of The Western Front Association.
We meet on the last Thursday of each month at 8.00pm.
Members of The Western Front Association and non-members are equally welcome.
We ask for a modest donation of £4 on the door which includes sandwiches after the meeting. A bar is also available.
Any new visitors will be assured of an welcoming and friendly atmosphere among a group of like-minded enthusiasts.
VENUE: Berkshire Sports & Social Club, Sonning Lane, Reading RG4 6ST.
Upcoming Branch Events
Reports From Iraq: The Mesopotamia Commission Report and the Resignation of Austen Chamberlain
For our March 2023 meeting Tony Bolton will be our speaker on the subject of: Reports From Iraq. The Mesopotamia Commission Report and the Resignation of Austen Chamberlain. On 20 July 1916, the Prime Minister H. H. Asquith bowed to the outrage sweeping Parliament and country and agreed to appoint a Commission of Inquiry into the debacle that was…Event Details
There was more to it than tanks: The Battle of Cambrai November and December 1917
For our April Meeting Ross Beadle will talk to us on the subject of: There was more to it than tanks: The Battle of Cambrai November and December 1917 On 20th November 1917, in a surprise attack, the British tanks smashed through the Hindenburg line in front of Cambrai. Yet by late afternoon the tank phase of the battle was all but over. The rema…Event Details
Irish Recruitment in the Great War
In May Dr Timothy Bowman will give a talk on: Irish Recruitment in the Great War Overall, about 210,000 Irish men and a few thousand Irish women served in the British forces during the Great War. The traditional view of Irish recruitment, established immediately after the Great War, was that only Ulster Protestants had responded to Britain's call…Event Details