Welcome to the Wessex branch of The Western Front Association.

Due to the coronavirus, the meetings in April, May and June have been cancelled.

We meet at 2.00pm for a 2.30pm start.

There are no meetings in July or August. 

Meetings are held at Pimperne Village Hall in the heart of rural Dorset. Pimperne village lies two miles north-east of the Georgian Town of Blandford Forum with Blandford Camp, currently home of the Royal Signals, less than a mile away. 

 

Upcoming Branch Events

Maj. General (Retd) Mungo Melvin: Learning from the First World War: The British Army's Operation REFLECT, 2014-2018
05 Sep

Maj. General (Retd) Mungo Melvin: Learning from the First World War: The British Army's Operation REFLECT, 2014-2018

Pimperne Village Hall, Newfield Road, Pimperne, Dorset, DT11 8UZ, UK
05 Sep 2020 14:30

Major-General Robert Adam Mungo Simpson Melvin CB OBE is a retired British Army officer, and a noted military historian. He is best known for his biography of German Field Marshal Erich von Manstein. He is an Editorial Board Member on Journal of Intelligence and Terrorism Studies. IMAGE: Battle of Bazentin Ridge. A long line of German prisoners be…

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Tom Cousins (Bournemouth University): The world's first aircraft carrier
03 Oct

Tom Cousins (Bournemouth University): The world's first aircraft carrier

Pimperne Village Hall, Newfield Road, Pimperne, Dorset, DT11 8UZ, UK
03 Oct 2020 14:30

Commissioned in 1924, HMS Hermes served briefly with the Atlantic Fleet before spending the bulk of her career assigned to the Mediterranean Fleet and the Chna Station.

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Alan Wakefield: Mountains, Mules & Malaria - Soldiering with the British Salonika Force 1915-18
07 Nov

Alan Wakefield: Mountains, Mules & Malaria - Soldiering with the British Salonika Force 1915-18

Pimperne Village Hall, Newfield Road, Pimperne, Dorset, DT11 8UZ, UK
07 Nov 2020 14:30

Alan Wakefield is chairman of the Salonika Campaign Society and a member of the British Commission for Military History, the Western Front Association and the Gallipoli Association.   IMAGE: A convoy of lorries from 689 Motor Transport Company (ASC) halted on the Seres Road whilst the drivers have a tea break, ca.1917. (C) IWM (Q 32741).

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