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

CANCELLED: Roger Penny: Priming the fuse - origins of the Great War
09 May

CANCELLED: Roger Penny: Priming the fuse - origins of the Great War

Pimperne Village Hall, Newfield Road, Pimperne, Dorset, DT11 8UZ, UK
09 May 2020 14:30

Roger Penny is the Secretary of Milton Keynes WFA.

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CANCELLED: Dr David Kenyon: Bletchley Park & D Day
06 Jun

CANCELLED: Dr David Kenyon: Bletchley Park & D Day

Pimperne Village Hall, Newfield Road, Pimperne, Dorset, DT11 8UZ, UK
06 Jun 2020 14:30

Dr David Kenyon is a British archaeologist and military historian. He was one of the military advisors on the film War Horse. He is known for his work on presenting and interpreting World War 1 history at public events and in the media. Since 2015, he is the Research Historian at Bletchley Park. He is also an Associate Lecturer in History at Brunel…

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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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