On Tuesday 15th October the annual branch tour left from Lincoln towards Eurotunnel, the main theme being the events of 1914 and 1915, primarily in the often overlooked sector of the Western Front between the Ypres Salient and the Somme. After checking into the Hotel Notre Dame in Valenciennes the intrepid band of brothers paid
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On Tuesday 2nd July, branch chairman, Jonathan D’Hooghe along with Robin Sayer, Arthur Wood and John Robinson set off on the long drive north, primarily to visit sites of WW1 interest and to meet up with our old friend in Lerwick, Jon Sandison – author of the Shetlanders on the Western Front Facebook page. After
On Sunday April 14th, 25 branch members and friends set off for a guided tour of all sights of WW1 interest to be found today on Cannock Chase, the site of the wartime Brocton and Rugeley Camps. Our very knowledgeable guide for the day was the well known WFA stalwart, Dave Dunham; and what a
Recent photos of the Lincoln & North Lincolnshire and Spalding & South Lincolnshire oak tree at the National Memorial Arboretum. The tree is number 715 and is situated in Waters Meet Wood at the far end of the site near the railway. John Chester conducted a small dedication service on 18 October 2014 when the
Below are the proposed dates for our Branch presentation evenings during 2019. These will be added to the calendar when speakers have been confirmed. January 7th February 18th March 25th April 29th (AGM) June 10th July 22nd September 9th October 21st (tour 15/10 – 20/10) November 18th December 9th December 16th – Show and Tell
A celebration of our Royal Air Force plus a host of your Proms favourites. Come and sing for Britain with the The Spa Singers at Woodhall Spa on 4 July 2018. Further details below.
We are pleased to announce that Mr Mike Credland, the Lincoln branch Memorials Officer, will receive the British Empire Medal for services to First World War Heritage and Remembrance. Mike tells us that he will be presented the medal by HM Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, Mr Toby Dennis, and that he will be attending a garden
A small rural church in Cumbria, a disused airfield in Norfolk, an old railway wagon in Sussex, and the winding room of a former colliery in Tyne and Wear – these are the intriguing sites that provide the backdrop for a new documentary about a series of poignant performances by the acclaimed experimental folk and
The booklet produced to accompany an exhibition at the Museum of Military Medicine The War Diary of Alfred M. Cockburn, 2nd London Sanitary Company, R.A.M.C. By kind permission of Dr. Claire M. Hubbard-Hall of Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln.
I wrote this after stumbling across an article in the Grantham Journal which talks about the Lincolnshire Regiment “Comforts” Association. The aims of such an ‘Association’ are easy to imagine and I am sure we all remember a recent Branch presentation that talked about how those on the Home Front were sending items to the Front to make