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2017 Spring Conference and AGM - 6 May 2017


2017 Spring Conference and AGM University of Northumbria Newcastle upon TyneNE2 1XE Saturday, 6th May 2017 Programme for the day 9.30 am Doors open. Teas/Coffees 10.15 am Welcome by the Chairman 10.20 am 'British casualty evacuation from the Somme, July 1916: success or failure?' by Jeremy Higgins 11.20 am 'Winning with Laughter: Cartoonists…

'AGM/Book Sale and Talk - A Working Man's War' by Richard Brooks


Welcome to the AGM, Book Sale and talk by Richard Brooks on 'A Working Man's War'. We meet at 20:00 at The Royal Marine Association Club. 

Honorary Secretary


Role Purpose: To assist the Chairman in co-ordinating and leading the activities/business of the Board of Trustees/Executive Committee in order that the objectives of the organisation are met in accordance with constitutional responsibilities and within the guidelines as required by the Charities Commission and English law. Key Functions Secre…

Branch AGM : Followed by two 'cameo' talks by branch members


The Suffolk WFA Branch AGM will be followed by two 'cameo' talks by branch members.    We meet at 7:30pm on the second Wednesday of the Month at the Royal British Legion Club, Tavern St, Stowmarket, IP14 1PH Most talks are usually an hour in duration, with an interval of half an hour, followed by a Q&A session.We ask for a donation entry fee…

AGM and Christmas Social 2017


An invitation to members to speak for 10 minutes on any WW1 topic.   Meetings usually first Monday in the Month.  Meetings 7.00pm for 7.30pm Entrance donations of £3.00 are invited; there is a raffle and coffee & biscuits to finish the meeting off. Follow us on our website: The Western Front Association North Lancashire Branch.  

AGM followed by talks on Passchendaele and Kitchener


After the Cumbria Branch AGM there will be two presentations. Rob Thompson will give his talk 'Mud, Blood and Wood: Passchendaele 1917' followed by Bob Paterson with 'Kitchener: Last of the Iconic Heroes or Just a Poster?'.  

AGM then 'Women on the Western Front' by Dr. Phylomena Badsey


After the Devon and Cornwall WFA Branch AGM, Dr Phylomena Badsey will give a presentation on Women on the Western Front.   

Branch AGM and Members' Presentations


The Surrey Branch AGM normally takes about 20 minutes and is followed by members' presentations.  This year there will be three talks: Alan Leakey - The Army Service Gospel  Roger Learney - Guns / weapons focusing on snipers.  Roger has an extensive collection of Great War weapons and he will bring along some of his collection to illustrate hi…

Branch AGM followed by 'The Fighting 5th the Middle Years' with Levison Wood Senior


After the branch AGM Levison Wood will be giving a presentation on the 'Fighting 5th'.   IMAGE: Recruits for the 1st/5th North Staffordshire Regiment before they were issued with uniforms.  

'Sopwith Aircraft and the Great War' with David Hassard


David Hassard will be giving a talk on Sopwith Aircraft used in the First World War.      IMAGE: Captain Malley, with his all white Sopwith Camel. From Pinterest, Public Domain. Australian War Memorial A033880 

AGM Meeting followed by 'RFC/RNAS to the RAF 1918' with Ian Massey


After the AGM, Ian Massey will give a talk on the RFC and RNAS as they became the RAF in 1918.    IMAGE: Officers and S.E.5a Scouts of No. 1 Squadron, RAF at Clairmarais aerodrome near Ypres. IWM Q12063

'The Treaty of Versailles 1919' Discussion evening and AGM


 'The Treaty of Versailles 1919' Discussion evening. Annual General Meeting of the Wales (Gwent) Branch of the Western Front Association.  

AGM followed by members talks


The Annual General Meeting will be followed by members giving their own presentations of between 10-15 minutes duration.    

Relearning the Lessons. John Terraine’s 1984 WFA Address


Relearning the Lessons. John Terraine’s 1984 WFA Address (This article, a transcript of John Terraine's 1984 Address first appeared in Stand To! 1985 No.13  pp4-7)   Mr. Chairman, fellow-members of the WFA: I hope you will forgive me if today - contrary to my usual practice - I strike a personal note in my address to you. Before we go any furt…

The Annual General Meeting Address delivered by Mr John Terraine at the AGM on 31 January 1987


[This article first appeared in Stand To ! 20 Summer 1987] pp 7 - 8   First let me say a word of reassurance: it's only a few weeks ago that a number of you will have received a longish burst from me at the National Army Museum on Founder's Day. Don't worry - this time I shan't keep you long. I only want to say two things, really, about ourse…

27 April: 2019 Spring Conference and AGM RAF Cosford Museum


Portrait of a British soldier, taken prisoner by the Germans, probably in April 1918 Programme for the Day 9.30 am Doors Open: Tea & Coffee 10.15 am        Welcome by The Western Front Association President Peter Simkins 10.20 am 'Escapes and Escapades? British Prisoners of War during the Fi…

‘Kingston’s Boy Sailors’ by Nicholas Howgill. Preceded by Branch AGM


Before Nicholas Howgill gives his a talk on Kingston’s boy soldiers the branch will hold its Annual General Meeting. Nick’s talk will look at how young men from an inland town found themselves in the heat of Battle at Jutland, 1916

Look what you are missing ! Bulletin (114) published 15 August


64pp plus covers

  • Western Front Association news
  • Details of the AGM and other national events.
  • Numerous Battlefield Tours advertised
  • Branch information and all of their events and news
  • And a few good articles too. 

Like Stand To!, Bulletin is issued in print or digital form to members three times a year. 


Postponed : AGM and Members Evening.


This meeting will give branch members an opportunity to share with the rest of the branch a specific area of interest from their own research. Speakers to be confirmed. ~ ~ ~ The Warwick Arms Hotel provides a bar for refreshments. There is a question and answer session after the talk, followed by a raffle. Members and non-members of The Western…

AGM 25 April 2020 : Cancelled


We are mindful that we are constitutionally bound to hold an AGM by the 10th May 2020 but due to the unprecedented circumstances this make that requirement impossible to fulfil. The predicted Government advice on public meetings and avoiding social contact is now official. We have consulted the Charity Commission who have indicated that charitie…

Bulletin 116 : April 2020 out now


Bulletin arrived through member's letterboxes this morning and is going out to Digital Members right now. The following provides a contents listing for Bulletin 116. April 2020 Contents Introduction and News President’s Introduction : Professor Gary Sheffield  Rob Thompson receives The Western Front Association Hero Award Obituary: Geoff …