Welcome to the Wales (South) branch of The Western Front Association. 

Meetings are held every first Friday of the month at 7.30pm. 

Venue: Canton RFC, Lawrenny Avenue, Canton, Cardiff, CF11 8BR

Our forthcoming branch meetings have the following talks planned:

 

10 June

The Guns at Le Cateau 26th August 1914 (ZOOM TALK) with Vern Littley

1 July

The 9th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry in the Great War with Dr. Derek Clayton

5 August 

The British Army and the Breaking of the Hindenburg Line with Viv John

2 September     

Pioneers in Orthopaedic Surgery-fighting a war on two fronts (ZOOM TALK) with Thomas Scotland 

7 October 

Battle of Aubers Ridge, May 1915 with Phil Davies

4 November

A Travelogue of Our Burial Ground Pilgrimage of the Last Seven Years to Over 1,400 Burial Grounds Across France and Belgium with Stephen Binks

2 December

German Tanks at Villers-Bretonneux (ZOOM TALK) with Chris John

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Upcoming Branch Events

The 9th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry in the Great War with Dr. Derek Clayton
01 Jul

The 9th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry in the Great War with Dr. Derek Clayton

Canton Rugby Football Club, Lawrenny Avenue, Cardiff CF11 8BR.
01 Jul 2022 19:30

Derek Clayton will be giving a talk on the 9th Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Derek was born in Yorkshire and attended Batley Grammar School before beginning a long association with the University of Birmingham. He graduated in 1979 with a BA in French and German and went on to teach Modern Languages in three Birmingham schools before ret…

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The British Army and the Breaking of the Hindenburg Line - with Viv John
05 Aug

The British Army and the Breaking of the Hindenburg Line - with Viv John

Canton Rugby Football Club, Lawrenny Avenue, Cardiff CF11 8BR.
05 Aug 2022 19:30

Vivian John is delivering a talk on ‘The British Army and the Breaking of the Hindenburg Line’. Viv has a lifelong interest in the Great War joining the South Wales branch at end of 1986. Since then, he has been branch secretary, vice-chairman and chairman before returning to the rank and file. Viv has two main areas of interest: his grandfather’s…

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ONLINE : ‘Pioneers in Orthopaedic Surgery : fighting a war on two fronts’ with Thomas Scotland
02 Sep

ONLINE : ‘Pioneers in Orthopaedic Surgery : fighting a war on two fronts’ with Thomas Scotland

Canton Rugby Football Club, Lawrenny Avenue, Cardiff CF11 8BR.
02 Sep 2022 19:30

Tom Scotland will be providing an on-line talk 'Pioneers in Orthopaedic Surgery-fighting a war on two fronts' The results of treatment of musculoskeletal wounds improved greatly during the four years of conflict; yet the work of orthopaedic surgeons during and after the Great War were constantly opposed by a general surgical establishment jealous o…

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