Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and associated government restrictions, battlefield tours are currently suspended. However, Andy can provide a range of talks via Zoom (or other platforms) for interested parties.
See Talks and Lectures page for a list of topics and contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details of availability etc.
Andy is highly skilled in organising World War One and World War Two battlefield tours for specific interest groups including GCSE students, Ministry of Defence study groups and private parties requiring tailor-made itineraries.
World War One and World War Two tour areas include:-
-Western Front (general)
-Western Front (archaeology)
100th anniversary WW1 tour
“Andy organised a truly memorable trip to mark the 100th anniversary of my grandfather and his brother being severely wounded in separate incidents on the same day in 1918. It all went like clockwork, with Andy’s compendious knowledge helping inform us all. Andy suggested we stay at Skindles in Poperinge, since it had been an officers’ club in WW1, which was a great idea since my forebears could well have stayed there too. He was able to organise detours to take in the graves of various ancestors of my daughter-in-law’s who had been killed in action in WW1, which was much appreciated. All in all, I can’t think of a better person to take a party around the WW1 battlefields. ”
The Sunken Road pilgrimage
” We all thought that we knew quite a lot about what happened in the vicinity in 1916 but your presentations proved that we still had things to learn. We had been in the Sunken Lane many times before but what we experienced that morning was very moving. On the sounding of the whistle, to follow in the footsteps of the soldiers who went over the top from there exactly one hundred years ago touched us all. (We are a group of ex. and serving Metropolitan Police officers and it takes a lot to get us feeling emotional). When we finally opened our envelopes to reveal whether we had been killed or lived on that fateful day only served to enhance those emotions already stirred by the event. All I can say to you and Steve is thank you for giving us an experience which made our whole trip worthwhile and which will stay in our memories for a very long time to come.”