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Client Feedback

The One-Day Battlefield Guide Insight Course - 18 Apr 2017

 

I attended the One Day Battlefield Guide Course on 18th April 2017 and thoroughly enjoyed. If you have any interest in finding out what is involved in becoming a battlefield guide then this course is a must. Mike Peters shares his many years of experience in the industry and sets out clearly what the role requires. He delivers a vast array off information in a interesting and engaging way and you will finish the day having all the information required to be able to make a decision about whether this is a path that you wish to pursue.
 

Tim Clayton

 

The TGT&V Battlefield Guide Insight Course delivered exactly as advertised.  I now have the benefit of Mike's decades of experience within the industry and have a clear idea of where I want to fit into it.  A modest investment thoroughly well spent.

 
Stephen Ward, Plymouth, Devon
 
Mike, Just wanted to say thank you for an interesting day. Although I have conducted Battle Field Tours in the form of Military 'Staff Rides', there is, as you say, always something new to learn and I have today.
I have no doubt that I will want to carry this forward in preparation for leaving the Forces. I have every intention of attending the Three-Day Battlefield Guide Field Module in November this year.
 
Andy Smith, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

 

The Three-Day Battlefield Guide Field Module - Ypres Salient Aug 2015

 

Having attended the "Battlefield Guide Insight Course' I thought I would contact you again, to say thank you. The day was very informative, and has confirmed to me that Guiding is really for me and something I would like to progress. I now have the problem of my current job getting in the way, but will manage somehow.I will hopefully attend further courses in the not too distant future, and look forward to meeting with you again.

 

Thanks, 

 
Jim Aitchison, Bristol
 

This was a terrific course that provided a great insight into the business and a good look around the Ypres Salient. The training included visits to well-known locations and some that were off the beaten track and we avoided 'cemetery fatigue'. As well as looking at the events of 1914-18 we also considered the practicalities of Tour Management including access, timings, facilities and how to get involved in wreath-laying at the Menin Gate.

Each of us novices was given the opportunity to present three 'stands' and to receive feedback from Mike. It was useful to compare how we all delivered our respective stands and to pick up different ideas on approach and presentatiion. 

All in all, it was a very worthwhile weekend, and a lot of fun, too, with a good mix of trainees. We even managed a beer or two along the way...If you're interested in getting into guiding, this is a great way to get a good look at the business. Highly recommended!  I look forward to hearing from you re the Somme module.
 
Tony Harris, London
 

The Four-Day Anzac Western Front Field Module 27 Feb - 2 Mar 2015

 

The Anzac module provided by TGT&V is exceptional. From start to finish it is well organised and well managed. Despite inclement weather everyone who took part in the course I attended found the whole experience very rewarding in terms of developing a deeper understanding of the Anzac experience of the Western Front and of the logistics of managing such a tour. I came away from it with a far greater grasp of the events and, as usual, tremendous respect for Mike Peters who is supportive and encouraging to all who take part. Highly recommended.

 

Lindsay Whitehurst, Stafford, Staffordshire

 

I have attended two of Mike Peter's training weekends for battlefield guides, in Ypres and, more recently, the Anzac module.  Both have been excellent; Mike ensures a thorough understanding of the key geography and actions of the battles concerned and how to present and run battlefield stands for adult and school groups.  The technical, leadership and administrative aspects of being a tour manager were also covered in detail.  This was excellent training for me as someone new to guiding and, I daresay, would be very valuable for more experienced guides too.  It was also great fun, I cannot recommend these weekends highly enough. As a result of this training I am now working for 2 battlefield tour operators.

 

Rob Deere, Exeter, England

 

Another first rate module with Mike. This is a comprehensive field based 4 day course which covers all the major actions of the Anzac Divisions from Fromelles in 1916 to Mont St Quentin in 1918. Mike talks you through how an Anzac tour works explaining every aspect of the administration and management of such a tour. Pre tour each guide is allocated specific stands to research and these are delivered at the relevant battlefield or memorial. Immediately after the stand Mike provides feedback covering both good and not so good points so you can improve going forward. The stand notes are shared amongst all the guides so by the end of the module you have detailed notes and handouts covering all the stands. The other benefit from these courses is that you are with other like minded guides for 4 days which only increases your level of knowledge. A thoroughly professional course which I would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone considering breaking into the Anzac guiding market. I am already booked for the Anzac season 2015!

 

Julian Humphries, Trowbridge, Wiltshire

 

The One-Day Battlefield Guide Insight Course - Suffolk, 12 February 2015

 

I found the Insight Day in February very informative and I very much appreciate you sharing your expertise and knowledge. I liked the relaxed atmosphere and the chance to meet like-minded souls from a good mix of military and civilian backgrounds. The day was well structured and provided a comprehensive overview of the battlefield tour industry and of the practicalities involved. It was particularly useful to hear a different perspective from Jo Hook in the afternoon. The discussion of the role and importance of the tour manager was helpful, together with your emphasis on customer care and tailoring tours to meet clients’ needs. It was also good to see the range of props that you’d brought in as I understand how these can add to the experience of tourists. All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed the day and I’m keen to take the next step in the form of the practical modules you offer.

 

Tony Harris, London

 

The One-Day Battlefield Guide Insight Course - Suffolk, November 2014

 

It was great to finally meet you and attend the Insight Course, it also gave me my first real chance to be around so many people that share the same interest and passion that I do.  From a networking point of view, this was a great opportunity.  As you know I am a keen user of Twitter, but to meet these people face to face is very beneficial. I also met new people and exchanged details, and I'm sure I will remain In touch with them.

The venue for the course is good, in a relaxed environment and much better than being in a college/school classroom.  The meet and greet before we commenced was a good chance to speak to the other people attending and get a feel for there interests.  Upon opening the course, it was again good to hear people's back grounds and who I may have been able to relate to.

I have to say, it is probably the first time I have been in a power point presentation where I have been so focused and interested in every single word that was said!  The time absolutely flew by and before you know it, it was lunch and then finish.  I think I made about 8 pages worth of notes.  It was delivered at the right pace and all the points covered where backed up with detailed examples where needed.

It was good to hear from the two guests speakers and how they setup/became to be involved with battlefield guiding. After coming away from the course I've set some goals for myself that in the long run will hopefully develop me. 

Overall it was an excellent course and would recommend it to anybody who has an interest in possibly becoming involved in battlefield guiding.  For the information I have come away with and now having a greater insight into the industry, the course is exceptional value for money and a valuable investment in myself.

 

Ben Mayne, West Midlands, England

 
The Insight Course was excellent and how lovely to be in a room of likeminded souls.  I learnt so much! 
 
Mandy McGill, Gtreat Yarmouth, England 

 

I thought that I would drop you an early line or two to say many thanks for yesterday's insight day into the Battlefield Guide world. For a complete novice, the day was exactly what I needed as it answered the questions that I had about the industry such as; the different types of audiences and their needs and expectations, the differences between a Guide and Tour Manager and also how the actual guiding works - great use of props by the way.
 
As I might have expected, you provided clear joining instructions, comfortable surroundings with refreshments and lunch, good handouts but more importantly your time and expertise and passion! 
 
David Walker, Cambridge, England
 
I thought Thursday's Insight Course was an excellent day and the course is one that every aspiring Battlefield Guide should attend. Although my circumstances are somewhat unusual in that I'm not looking to get any regular employment from guiding, it was certainly obvious that those who were thinking of doing so were given much to think of and the good bits and the potential pitfalls were dealt with equitably.
 
Derek Bird, Lossiemouth, Scotland

 

The One Day Battlefield Guide Insight Course - Suffolk, April 2014

 

The One-Day Battlefield Guide Insight Course proved to be a very useful and informative day. Mike Peters passes on his enthusiasm and expert knowledge of the subject and for any budding battlefield guide this is an inspiration to get on and start guiding. The modules where full of common sense and good ideas. I left at the end of the day determined to become a guide.
 
Edward Connolly, London, England.
 

The Three-Day Battlefield Guide Field Module - Somme Mar 2014

 

This Somme Module was my second Three-Day module; I’d already attended the Ypres Module last November. As with the Ypres Module, it was a thoroughly enjoyable weekend, meeting the other like minded trainees and enhancing my knowledge of how to become a Battlefield Guide. The training delivered by Mike Peters is excellent, and we covered a broad spread of topics that enhance your knowledge of the Somme and demonstrate how best to present stands on the ground. I also found that I learnt a lot from my fellow trainees. Everybody comes from different backgrounds with differing methods of presenting their stands/information, and as with the previous module I gained so much from them too. 

 

I recommend these modules to anyone wishing to get into Battlefield Guiding.

 

Paul Kersey, Woodbridge, Suffolk. 

 

Soon after agreeing to attend the Three-Day module I was sent my 3 Stand subjects, and the serious research began. I learned so much about my allocated subjects that I'm convinced I could have attended this course with very little knowledge of the Great War and still delivered a good stand. From the moment you are picked up on Day 1, until the moment you are dropped off again on Day 3, you are learning. You visit famous Battlefields and critically, the not so well-known ones. You deliver your Stands, and watch and listen while the other Guides deliver theirs. After the Days work, you relax as a group, over a meal and a drink and talk about your stands, and the battlefields you have visited.  All in all, a great learning experience, and a fantastic 3 Days of Battlefield Guiding on the Somme. 

Ray Chesworth, Harwich, Essex    

 

Thanks again for a really fantastic weekend on the Somme - I learned so much from you, and really feel that I understand both the ground and the business of battlefield guiding much better now.  Still plenty to learn of course, but as you said that's a lifetime's work!

 

Simon Gregor, London, England

 

Having already been on the Three-Day Ypres Module with Mike I knew what to expect. The quality of the advice, the encouragement given and the places visited which were a mixture of the well known and less well known all added up to a great training weekend. It is clear that Mike is an expert in his field but there is no such thing as a stupid question and Mike will take time to explain the good and not so good points of your stand so that it is even better next time you deliver it. The module is all encompassing as you "walk the ground", you deliver stands, you listen to the stands of your fellow trainees and Mike explains the admin that goes with taking a battlefield tour abroad. A terrific knowledge gathering experience. Highly recommended.

 

Julian Humphries, Trowbridge, Wiltshire

 

As a non-military, female academic with a passion for military history but no experience I was a little apprehensive about taking this step but I need not have worried.  The whole course was well organised and the training and feedback were conducted in a relaxed atmosphere.  I learned so much - about guiding and about myself - in a constructive and supportive environment.  I cannot praise too highly Mike Peters.  He gives freely of his time, knowledge, enthusiasm and advice; no question is stupid, no small achievement over-looked.  Everyone on my course came away fired up and raring to go again. Brilliant! I genuinely cannot wait to do another tour - so much more to learn! I will keep checking the website - and the twitter feed but do let me know what other modules are happening. 
 
Lindsay Whitehurst, Stafford, Staffordshire
 

The One-Day Battlefield Guide Insight Course - Wattisham 14 Feb 2014

 

Initially, I was not sure about Battlefield Guide Training, so I gave Mike a call at TGT+V, and after a chat, I decided that I would attend the One Day insight Course on the 14 Feb 2014. During the course of the day you are taught about the in's and out's of the Battlefield Tour Industry by Mike and invited guest speakers - some of the top names in the business. Mike's enthusiasm and knowledge seem limitless and the course is run in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. It convinced me I should go on the Three-Day Field Modulre on the Somme. 

 

Ray Chesworth, Harwich, Essex 

 

If you are contemplating getting into Battlefield Guiding at whatever level, then doing this introductory module is vital.  This will enable you to think through the potential pitfalls before you get your boots muddy.  It is a great insight to the nitty gritty of tour management and the commercial side of the business.  Well worth the investment.

 

Lindsay Whitehurst, Stafford, Staffordshire

 

The One-Day Battlefield Guide Insight Course - Wattisham 15 Nov 2013

 

As someone looking to break into the field of guiding I found the course invaluable in providing exactly what it offers - insights into the wheres, the why, but most importantly, the hows of working in the industry.  Well paced, informative and above all encouraging. Definitely recommended for anyone wanting to take their passion for military history to a new level.

 

Tim Lynch, Sheffield, Yorkshire

 

Having only recently attended one of the three-day modules, I filled any gaps in my preparation with attendance on this course. The day was a complete introduction to the meat of guiding in today’s battlefield tour industry, along with a guest speaker, the who, the where, and the what with, are all now answered. Again Mike Peters did a sterling job, I am ready and confident to get on with guiding, and should I need any advice I know where to go, excellent.

 

Dan Mills, London, England

 

A well delivered professional presentation on the Battlefield Tour Industry, and a must attend course for any aspiring Battlefield Guide. This course has certainly whetted my appetite to attend the three-day BG Field Module, and to apply for membership of the Guild of Battlefield Guides. I now feel I understand what I am about to get involved in, the structure of the course ensured everything was covered, and Mike had answers to all of our questions. Highly recommended course at the right price.

 

Baz Humphreys, Stowmarket, Suffolk

 

I would imagine that most aspiring Guides would do this course before a three-day module abroad but I had no issues in going to Ypres on the Field Module first.  
 
I came away from the One-Day BG Insight Course armed with information on the different groups who go on Battlefield Tours, what the needs are of those respective groups, who are the Tour operators, the administration behind a successful tour etc. Coupled with the 3 day module in Ypres, I now feel I have gained sufficient knowledge, and confidence, to make initial approaches to a number of tour operators, with a view to seeking work as a new Battlefield Guide while I build my experience on the expert foundation that Mike has given me.

 

Julian Humphries, Trowbridge, Wiltshire

 

Having recently attended the One-Day Battlefield Guide Insight Course I can wholeheartedly recommend it, should you be interested in learning about the industry and how to balance passion and interest with commercial venture. Delivered professionally  in a relaxed environment by one of the leading guides in the Industry today, the course is informative, and provides all of the relevant information required to set you on your way. You will definitely want to attend the 3 day course after this! Thanks Mike an excellent day all round!
 
Mark Hitch, Stowmarket, Suffolk
 
The Three-day Battlefield Guide Field Module - Ypres Salient 1-3 Nov 2013
 

I have considered a second career as a battlefield guide for some time; the problem is where do you go for some insight or training? I stumbled upon Mike Peters at ‘Travel Guide Training & Validation’ by chance during research and have not looked back; here I found the answers to my questions. To be taken seriously in any business these days you must be able to demonstrate a level of competence, in battlefield guiding the place to go is TGT&V.

 

I attended the above course and found it to be everything I expected it to be, informative, educational and enjoyable. Mike has years of experience in the field to pass on and he does so in abundance. I came away learning not only a great deal about the trade, but all the important background administration and organization it takes to plan, prepare and lead a group on the battlefield.

 

Dan Mills, London, England

 

I attended the 3 day Ypres training module earlier in November and found it excellent. I learnt so much from Mike and the other attendees. Although I had been to Ypres previously, we visited many interesting sites that I had not been to before. The research I did into my individual stands enhanced my knowledge of these subjects. It was good to meet other like minded people. A thoroughly enjoyable weekend and would recommend it to anyone who is interested in becoming a Battlefield Guide.


Paul Kersey, Woodbridge, Suffolk. 

 

I have recently completed the 3 day Ypres module and cannot recommend it enough. The knowledge and enthusiasm that Mike brings with regards to guiding is remarkable, and it was brilliant to be able to learn from him. The 3 days gave an insight into the everyday running of a battlefield tour which I was able to see first-hand by being on the ground and, the opportunity to present stands in a safe environment, with constructive feedback, not only from Mike, but other members of the course was in my view, invaluable. Not only did I come away from the trip with knowledge and confidence, I had a great time, and feel I made some great friends from the 4 other lads on the course with me. I recommend this course for anyone considering becoming a battlefield guide.

 

Scott Brand, Luton, England

 

I attended the three-day Ypres field module to extend my knowledge of the area and to add to the experiences needed to consider battlefield guiding.  As usual, Mike Peters proved to be a very knowledgeable and helpful guide.  This extends beyond the history to the ‘what to consider with a group of people’ parts that will be essential in any organised tour.  An extremely worthwhile exercise.

 

If you are considering becoming a Battlefield Guide, and do not know where to start, then I would wholeheartedly recommend Mike Peters courses. The knowledge I acquired "walking the salient" in Ypres with Mike, and my fellow trainees was first rate. Mike is very generous in his time and there is no such thing as a stupid question. The prospect of delivering 3 stands on your first training module is initially daunting, but Mike provides encouragement, constructive criticism, and suggestions. Highly recommended.

 

Julian Humphries, Trowbridge, Wiltshire

 

The One-Day Battlefield Guide Insight Course - Wattisham 30 Aug 2013

 

The Insight Course far exceeded all my expectations, and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone contemplating working as a battlefield guide.  Mike has designed the course in a series of "bite-sized chunks", which not only allows you to cover a huge amount of material in a single day, but also makes sure that there is a clear structure to the programme, which makes it far easier to process and remember the information. 

 

The course is extremely practical, with plenty of insights into the issues to consider if you want to start guiding, all delivered with the benefit of Mike's many years experience as a guide, and the stories and real-life examples that go with that.  Mike also takes the time to understand each individual participant on the course, and offer tailored and candid advice on next steps.  I have come away from the day with a much clearer idea of what I need to do next, and just as importantly a great deal more confidence in doing it.

 

Simon Gregor, London, England

 

The Three-Day Battlefield Guide Field Module - Somme Campaign May 2013



I decided to do the three day guide’s course based on the Somme immediately following my one day introduction course.  It proved to be interesting, informative, and a little testing of my knowledge, all of which provides a fantastic grounding in the world of battlefield guiding.  Having to prepare and present on various aspects of the conflict and the ground we stood on was an excellent way to prepare for doing it “for real”.  A very worthwhile experience, one I’m keen to extend on the Ypres-based module.



Scott Galloway, Blairgowrie, Scotland



As someone who has had a lifelong interest in military history, I am staggered by how much I learned during the 3 days of the Somme module.  I've been to the Somme many times and have been to the many of the same places we visited during this 3 day trip but not quite like this.  The breadth and depth of knowledge that you come away with is remarkable.

 

What was particularly poignant was visiting many of the places that are off the beaten path; some I never knew existed.  It was this depth of experience that Mike brought to our visit that highlighted just how valuable it is to learn from one who has been guiding at this level for so long.
For those who are serious about becoming a battlefield guide, this is money well spent.

Mike Jarmain, Aberystwyth, Wales 

Having now completed the one, two and three day course I feel confident to take on the challenge of planning and leading a tour.  Mike is an excellent teacher and is able to communicate his 30 years of experience in a way that is easy to understand and emulate.  I have not previously been to the Somme or Arras, but now have a full understanding of both the key battles and more importantly the vital admin issue that arise there.  I recommend this training to anyone who is serious about becoming a professional Battle Field Guide.
 
Dennis Vincent, RMA Sandhurst, Surrey 

The One-Day Battlefield Guide Insight Course - Wattisham May 2013 
 

I have been interested in military history for a number of years, and have been lucky enough to combine two of my interests by leading motorcycle tours on the Western Front and Normandy over the last four years. I had no idea that there was training available to be a battlefield tour guide until I came across the TGT+V website.

I attended the One Day Battlefield Guide Insight Course, which turned out to be an excellent day. Mike presented the course with enthusiasm and passion, being very knowledgeable in this field. The content of the course provides all of the information you require to decide if being a battlefield tour guide is right for you.

While motorcycle tours are a particular niche that I’m interested in, I also learnt that there are many other options that can be explored. I came away feeling totally enthused by what I had learnt, with many new ideas and ways to improve on what I already do. I consider this one day course as the first step on my road to continual learning, and look forward to attending the field modules to further enhance my knowledge.



I fully recommend the One Day Battlefield Guide Insight Course to anyone thinking of getting into this business.

 

Paul Kersey, Woodbridge, Suffolk

 
Having had a long term interest in WW1 following the discovery of a long-lost Great Uncle in the conflict, I attended Mike Peter’s introduction to Battlefield Guiding course with a view to taking this interest further.  It provided to be an insightful and fact filled experience which in one day gave me a complete understanding of what it would take to become a battlefield guide.

 

Scott Galloway, Blairgowrie, Scotland



I have always been interested in battlefields and Military History, and over the last few years I developed the idea of one day becoming a Battlefield Guide. the problem was that I had no idea where to start. My initial research seemed to reveal that in the past, other Battlefield Guides just got on and did it, I found this to be quite a daunting prospect. A few months ago through the miracle of social media I was put in touch with Mike Peters. Mike made contact with me and as a result I signed up to his one-day Battlefield Guide insight course.
I have say it was probably one of the best decisions I have made for some time. It was a well run and informative day. The entire process of Battlefield Guiding and the tour industry was layed out in its raw form. The day gave me a greater understanding of what to expect.
The TGT&V Insight Course has given me the confidence to move forward with Battlefield Guiding, and for anyone else out there wanting to break into the world of Battlefield Guiding, I unreservedly recommend this course.

 

Scott Brand, Luton, Bedfordshire

 

For several years now I have been looking at the possibility of getting into the Battlefield Tour Industry as a guide, after getting very interested while tracing my own family history.I like so many others just didnt know how? After stumbling across Mike Peters website and training courses through Google, and then following him on twitter and facebook, I decided to take the first step and book the 1 day insight course. It was the best thing i have done in along time!

The course was very well structured and gave a 'To The Point' view of working as a guide in the Battlefield Tour industry. The inclusion of a presentation from a very reputable tour company gave an insight into the industry when viewed from an Employers stance. This course has 100% made my mind up as to what I want from the industry and I cannot wait to get onto the Battlefield Guide 3 day Field Modules!

 

Stuart Baxter, London



The One-Day Battlefield Guide Insight Course - Wattisham Feb 2013 



I have always been fascinated by history and archaeology. I now have the opportunity to completely change my career.  As I intend to move to Normandy shortly, I had the idea of becoming a Normandy Battlefield Guide before I attended this course. I had absolutely no clue of where to start or how to get into the tourism industry.  There are no ‘teach your self’ Battlefield guiding books, and internet searches on the subject are not very helpful either!   Completely by accident I heard Mike Peters on BBC Radio Suffolk talking about battlefields.  This led me onto attending the one-day TGT+V Battlefield Guide Insight Course at Wattisham Airfield on a 22nd February.  It was a very cold winter’s day, but there was a warm welcome for all of the attendees. I found Mike’s presentations engaging, well paced and very informative. With Mike’s extensive experience in the industry, you get a real friendly ‘whiff of cordite’! The whole day’s programme I felt was well balanced, with two guest speaker presentations and plenty of opportunity to ask questions. I acquired, in a short space of time, much of the basic industry knowledge required to progress my career further. Not only did I thoroughly enjoy the experience, but as a direct result of the course, I’m planning to launch my own battlefield tour company in 2014.

 
Robin Burrows-Ellis, Red Ramble Tours 
 

Thank you for the 2 day continuation course at Ypres.  As a career soldier I thought that I had a full grasp of Battle field Tours, however this course introduced me to the wider aspects of the industry, including how the administration and behind the scene work is conducted.  I would highly recommend this course and the 1 day Insight course to anyone in the military looking to get into the Battle field Tour industry.

 

Dennis Vincent, RMA Sandhurst, Surrey

 

The Two-Day Battlefield Guide Field Module - Ypres Salient Feb 2013

 

Just want to say thank you for an excellent course - very well run and I really enjoyed it.  I now feel very enthused about Battlefield Guiding.  In fact, I can't wait to start!

 

Mike Jarmain, Aberystwyth, Wales


Thanks for a great package of training. I found the combination of the 1 and 2 day courses just right with a good balance of theory and practical. I found the opportunity to stand up in front of peers and get feedback from like minded students and a professional guide (Mike Peters) invaluable.

 

Although well prepared I still gained a real understanding of the level of detail that a guide needs to have both to provide the context and answer the types of questions a paying customer is likely to ask and deserves to have answered. Coming straight after the one-day insight course, which gave a clear view of the industry and types of clients one is likely to deal with, supported by input from Alain Chissel (Director of Anglia Tours), I certainly felt the training was valued and critically that having received it I can produce and deliver a relevant, focussed stand that would be informative and engaging to a professional standard.

 

Conscious that we all have our own experiences I do feel I have now set a firm baseline from which to develop my knowledge and skills. Between the opportunities offered by the Guild of Battlefield Guides (recces, CPD and in time the Path to the Badge), practical experience (either paid or as work experience in the short term) and when time and funds allow further training through TGT+V, I can certainly see myself developing in the next 12 months to a point where I am Battlefield Guiding on a professional basis.

 

Peter Fensome, Caterham, Surrey

 

 I attended the three day course on the Somme and have nothing but praise for TGT+V. I already knew that being a Battlefield Guide was my long term objective but the course has accelerated that process. The experience of being actually on the battlefield and learning from Mike and fellow students was invaluable. The camaraderie with the other course participants was the icing on the cake and I came away from the weekend feeling that I had genuinely made six new friends. I will certainly attend future courses and would recommend this training to anyone who has an interest in pursuing a career as a Battlefield Guide.

 
Nigel Dunkerley, Glossop, Derbyshire.
 
The Two-day Battlefield Guide Field Module - Ypres Salient 2012



Feedback - what can I say?  Outstanding, superb, compelling, thought-provoking…all of these and more.

 

I had a tremendous time on the Course and found it extremely helpful in providing  ideas for ways to deliver information to clients, 'top tips' about the logistics of a battlefield tour and 'insider knowledge' of the Ypres tourist area as it is today – not to mention facts and figures about the 1914-18 period itself. I cannot recommend the Course hghly enough and will certainly recommend it to any of my colleagues and friends thinking of becoming a professional guide.


On a personal note, I had never met my fellow student guides before this Course but, when we parted, I felt that I had gained new, good friends, whom I look forward to meeting again on the battlefields in the near future. It was really fulfilling sharing time with people who had the same passionate interest for military history; I hope that we will be helping each other with information, and maybe even tours together, in the years to come. I will be coming to the Somme.

 

Brian Riley, Waddington, Lincs



The one day insight course really wet my appetite for Battlefield Guiding. The Two-day course in the Ypres Salient has further strengthened my determination to become a professional Battlefield Guide, and increased my thirst for knowledge.

The course in Ypres was well-structured, it really has broken the ice on guiding. Researching and delivering your our first stand on a battlefield was such a buzz.  Bouyed with support and constructive criticism from both fellow students and the instructor I have my tail up and the wind in my sails. I look forward to the challenges that researching the Somme will bring, and delivering that new-found knowledge on a battlefield once again. On a personal note, the reality of the actions and the human cost has been exceptionally thought-provoking. This has only made me resolute in my determination to ensure that their story is told accurately,” lest we forget”.

 

I look forward to the next phase of training, and meeting up with my new found TGT+V “Pals”.

 

Brendan Joyce, Doncaster, South Yorkshire

 



The One-Day Battlefield Guide Insight Course 2012

 

The insight course was an excellent introduction for those looking to get into Battlefield Guiding and I found the entire day very informative.  I now have a much better understanding about battlefield guiding and the whole process of validation.  I am already looking forward to the two day course in Ypres.

 

Mark Brennan, Hadleigh, Suffolk

 

The insight day gave me exactly what I needed in terms of getting a clear idea

of the opportunities that are available as a battlefield guide, also, the different 

types of audiences that I might work with as a guide. It was good to go through

the experience with a group of likeminded individuals. When I came away I

had not only a clearer idea of what I would be getting into but also some

clear objectives that would take me along the road toward becoming a

battlefield guide.

I found the course both interesting and informative. It gave me everything that I needed and I arrived back in London really fired up. I now have an undestanding of what I need to do to start myself off as a Battlefield Guide. Thanks for a great day and for all of your help and support.

 

Roger Lye, Watford, Herts



When I first heard about the TGT+V Battlefield Guide Insight Course I jumped at the chance to learn about what being a guide really entailed. I was not disappointed; the course is well structured and gave a concise and detailed insight into a multitude of subjects - ‘battlefield tourists’, tour destinations, guide personal administration and guiding principles. It was particularly useful to be given advice which was clearly based on years of experience and subject matter knowledge.

 

Overall this was a very useful day and essential for anybody who is thinking of a complete career change. I had pretty much decided that I wanted to be a Battlefield Guide before I attended this course, but I had no idea where to start or how to break into the industry. I found all of the presentations incredibly useful; in particular, the opportunity to listen to a leading Battlefield Tour Operator’s view of the trade and ask questions was invaluable. I am now quite clear about what I want to do and I am already looking forward to the two-day continuation course in Ypres.

 

Rick Bate, Mildenhall, Suffolk

 

 

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Course dates

 

One-Day Battlefield Guide Insight Course

 

TBC Aug 17 - Stoke Ash, Suffolk

 

27 Nov 17 - Stoke Ash, Suffolk

 

Battlefield Guide Field Module

 

7 - 9 Aug 17 - Somme 1916 Campaign

 

23 - 25 Nov 17 - Ypres Salient

 

 

 

 

 

 

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