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.

 

Future Meetings:

TBC

 

 

Upcoming Branch Events

The landscape of memory: Kew Gardens, the IWGC and the creation of war cemeteries
27 Oct

The landscape of memory: Kew Gardens, the IWGC and the creation of war cemeteries

Berkshire Sports and Social Club, Sonning Lane, Reading, RG4 6ST
27 Oct 2022 20:00

Rapidly rising numbers of deaths during the First World War gave rise to significant developments in the recording and burial of individual soldiers, and dedicated war cemetery sites came into being. While the death and destruction caused by the war became prevailing characters in the public memory during post-war decades, the process of healing – …

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Eric "Kipper" Robinson VC
24 Nov

Eric "Kipper" Robinson VC

Berkshire Sports and Social Club, Sonning Lane, Reading, RG4 6ST
24 Nov 2022 20:00

One of the most intriguing characters of the Great War, Eric 'Kipper' Robinson served notably in the Gallipoli Campaign, Palestine and The Caspian Sea. He was decorated on numerous occasions and appears on the fringes of seemingly endless moments of history from the Boxer Rebellion, through the Battle of Heligoland Bight and the Zeebrugge Raid to t…

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Artillery Conquers, Infantry Occupies
15 Dec

Artillery Conquers, Infantry Occupies

Berkshire Sports and Social Club, Sonning Lane, Reading, RG4 6ST
15 Dec 2022 20:00

NOTE THE DATE - 15th DECEMBER  Lt Col Simon Shephard seeks to assess the performance of the British Expeditionary Forces artillery during the preparation for, and conduct of, the Third Battle of Ypres in 1917.  To carry out this assessment, it uses a set of Principles of War which Col J F C Fuller published in the February 1916 edition of the RUSI…

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