ABOUT ETOA: The European Tour Operators Association was founded in 1989 by a group of tour operators who wanted representation in Europe. After more than 20 years ETOA remains the only trade association offering European level representation for the interests of inbound and intra-European tour operators, wholesalers and their European suppliers. VISIT SITE
Today, ETOA is the voice of European Inbound Travel, with over 500 Members.
The International Guild of Battlefield Guides (GBG)
The International Guild of Battlefield Guides was inaugurated in 2003. It’s aim is to analyse, develop and raise the understanding and practice of battlefield guiding.
The organization has many members, over 40 of whom have passed the Guild’s validation programme as battlefield tour guides. A number of commercial battlefield tour companies are affiliated to the Guild and some of their guides are “Badged Guides” with the Guild. VISIT SITE
The Western Front Association (WFA) was formed with the aim of furthering interest in The Great War of 1914-1918. We also aim to perpetuate the memory, courage and comradeship of all those on all sides who served their countries in France and Flanders and their own countries during The Great War. VISIT SITE
The British Commission for Military History was founded in 1968 as the national branch of the International Commission for Military History. It serves as a forum for the discussion and promotion of military history in the broadest sense, that is naval and air as well as army aspects without any specific time limits.
The BCMH holds at least three conferences every year. Recent themes have included “Powering War – the place of Logistics in War”, “The Seven Years War” and “Britain and Scandinavia in the Second World War”.
There is a regular newsletter, Mars & Clio and an annual battlefield tour.
The membership comes primarily from those working in military history in universities, museums & archives, defence and the armed forces as well as the media, heritage and cultural studies and private individuals. VISIT SITE
The Australian War Memorial combines a shrine, a world-class museum, and an extensive archive. The Memorial’s purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war. Its mission is to assist Australians to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact on Australian society. VISIT SITE
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
The Panel numbers (or Pier and Face) quoted at the end of each entry relate to the panels dedicated to the Regiment served with. In some instances where a casualty is recorded as attached to another Regiment, his name may alternatively appear within their Regimental Panel (or Pier and Face). Please refer to the on-site Memorial Register Introduction to determine the alternative panel numbers (or Pier and Face) if you do not find the name within the quoted Panels (or Pier and Face). VISIT SITE
SNCF is France’s much-loved national railway, providing high speed, overnight and local services in France and beyond into Spain, Switzerland and Italy. If you’re looking for a way to travel around Europe the relaxing way – without the hassle of out-of-town airports and hidden baggage surcharges – the train is the only way to travel.
If you’re a UK resident looking to book rail tickets or passes into and around Europe, this is the site for you. We have over 100 years experience of selling rail tickets and passes to UK-based travellers, backed up by full telephone and online support, before and after you book.
To make a reservation and check timetables for services from London St Pancras, Ashford and Ebbsfleet International, as well as trains from French stations and beyond, simply use the search box on the right of the page. Bon Voyage! VISIT SITE