Battlefield Studies are a core function of professional military education.  They focus not only on historical aspects but also on decision making, inter-operability, maintenance of the moral component and collective training. We will provide presentations, lectures and preliminary study packs, including bespoke written materials for use before and during the tour. We are able to write TEWT style exercises with units to support training aims.

These tours are specifically designed for trained officers, soldiers, sailors and airmen in tri-service regular and reserve, headquarters, units and sub-units.

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Here is a video of their 'Last 100 Days' tour that AirTanker Services, one of our long-standing customers, took with us:

          

Tour Details

Sample itinerary - 5 day Development of Warfare

Sample itinerary - 5 day Development of Warfare

Day 1

Travel
Check in to Hotel
Conference Room
Lecture - ‘Quatre Bras and the wider context of Waterloo’

Day 2

Waterloo
Stand 1: La Belle Alliance Napoleon and the French perspective
Stand 2: Hougoumont Farm
Stand 3: The Lion Mound. Extended lunch break to allow time to look round the museum
Stand 4: La Haye Sainte Crossroads. D’Erlons attack
Stand 5: Plancenoit. Wounded Eagle memorial. Prussian part of the battle and their exploitation of the French.
Depart Waterloo and return to your hotel
Conference room - Lecture

Day 3

Ypres

Stand 6: Gheluvelt Ridge. Wider context, prelims and the army of 1914
Stand 7: Gheluvelt Ridge. German use of fighting power and mission command
Hooge Crater Museum
Stand 8: Hooge Crater. Mining and Khan VC
Stand 9: Vancouver Corner. The use of gas
Stand 10: Langemarck Cemetery. The end of the BEF and how the Germans memorialise their dead
Check into hotel in Ypres
Conference Room
Lecture on Messines, Arras and some thoughts to consider for the following day


Day 4

Ypres

Stand 11: Zonnebeke. Messines lecture follow up plus discussion backbriefs
Stand 12: Memorial Museum Passchendaele. 3rd Ypres
Lunch break
Stand 13: Walk Zonnebeke to Tyne Cot. 1.5 hr walk encompassing several smaller stands
Stand 14: Tyne Cot CWGC Cemetery. Wreath laying and personal reflection
Stand 15: Passchendaele Memorial Park. The challenges of multinational/coalition warfare (inc comparisons with ARRC) Final lessons.
2000 Last Post Ceremony

Day 5

Ypres and Return Travel
Conference Room
Consolidation and wash up

Sample itinerary - 3 day Last 100 Days - Somme 1918

Sample itinerary - 3 day Last 100 Days - Somme 1918

Day 1


Battle of Le Hamel: Scene setter for the Last Hundred Days campaign. The highly choreographed attack on the Wolfsberg feature by the Australians
Overnight in Amiens

Day 2

Hourges Orchard Cemetery, Domart. Planning and preparation for 8 August 1918. Deception
Bombardment and artillery plan Ground for the Canadian Corps.
Heath CWGC Cemetery. The progress of the Australian Corps. The development of All Arms warfare. Gaby VC
Mont St Quentin. Pursuit to the Hindenburg Line. Battle of Mont St Quentin (1 Sep 1918). Medical system and replacements
Peronne. Free time for lunch and coffee
Bellicourt Tunnel. Breaking the Hindenburg Line. Battle for St Quentin Canal (29 Sep 1918)
Integration of American troops. Improvisation
Riqueval Bridge. Breaking the Hindenburg Line. Battle for St Quentin Canal (29 Sep 1918)


Day 3

Ors. Battle of the Sambre, 4 November 1918. 32nd Division’s crossing
Lock No.1. Battle of the Sambre, 4 November 1918. 1st Division’s crossing

Armed Forces Covenant

Armed Forces Covenant

Price Includes

Price Includes

  • Integrated travel package
  • Full board accommodation
  • Assistance with all three phases of the planning sequence
  • Expert, professional and knowledgeable military historians
  • Minimising the administrative burden on project officers
  • No recce required

Please accept our enormous gratitude for your ‘make it happen’ approach to this study which has of course exceeded even my highest expectations.

Abbey Wood - Ministry of Defence