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WWI and WWII Battlefield Tours

Battlefield Tours, a specialist group travel operator, provides Reality of War tours for Military Service personnel. Can be tuned as needed to your particular groups needs.

Military

“There is a merit to visiting historical battlefields that no amount of theoretical study can replace. Educationalists recognize that participation is the key to learning, and field study - with its unique and unutterably poignant mix of battlefield, cemetery and memorial - talks to both intellect and emotion. This is not an optional extra: this, surely, is core business”

The late Professor Richard Holmes

At CGT Battlefields we have been operating trips to the battlefields for service personnel, for over 20 years; we understand how these tours work best, offering a high-quality personal service where flexibility and value for money are key.

In this section you will find a choice of different tour types, from Battlefield Tours and Battlefield Studies, just pick the tour type that is right for your group and let us do the rest.

Battlefield Tours

Each year CGT welcome military units, cadet forces and Regimental associations on our Battlefield Tours. Get in touch with us to discuss your tour and how we can build an itinerary that is perfect for your group. The majority of our tours are on our website, but if you can’t find what you are looking for, then send us an e-mail, or give us a call to discuss, chances are we’ve been there and done it!

Battlefield Studies

As the late Professor Richard Holmes so eloquently phrased it, a Battlefield Study is part of every Sailor, Soldier and Airman's education and further development. For anyone whose career is based on the premise that ultimate force may be required the need to study it must be paramount.

On the assumption that you have reached this website because you have been tasked to run a battlefield tour for your unit you have made a good start, as CGT Battlefields have assisted many young officers and NCOs in the career development task of organising a Battlefield Study.

Some initial questions:

Q1. Are you planning to run a Battlefield Tour that will not use Public Funds? That is one that individuals may be asked to contribute to, you are fundraising for, or you have applied for a grant?

Q2. Are you planning a Battlefield Study (in the past often described as a Staff Ride) that will use Public funds and for which personal contributions are not allowed?

If the answer is yes to Q1. Then please call CGT Battlefields with your requirements, including number of people to travel, dates that you would like to go, the destination and campaign you wish to travel and the Aim and Key Learning Outcomes for your Tour. CGT Battlefields will be happy to work with you to provide a comprehensive proposal, including itinerary, hotel and travel details as well as supplying a guide who will help you with creating any reading material or study packs you may require.

Please use this flowchart to assist you:

Military

Here is some useful advice:

Battlefield Tours:

  • A Battlefield Tour – defined in AGAI 23 (Para 23.007); “are discretionary and usually commercially-delivered, generic war studies concerned with looking at past battles, operations or campaigns for general interest, broader education and the provision of a historical narrative”.
  • If you are running a Battlefield Tour you cannot use Public Funds.
  • Your funding will come from personal contributions, grants and fundraising.
  • You can outsource the complete tour (as a package) to CGT Battlefields and we will work with you to plan and deliver all aspects of the tour, including providing a Battlefield Guide who will bring your history to life.

Battlefield Study

  • A Battlefield Study - defined in AGAI 23 (Para 23.003) as; “A BS is a training method based on participation, using actual ground of historical note, from which outcomes (i.e. lessons) are derived”.
  • Put the kettle on and make a cup of tea, or coffee!
  • Sit down and read, from start to finish, AGAI 23.
  • Read AGAI 23 again!
  • Visit the Army Knowledge Exchange and look in the Battlefield Studies area for any Post Exercise Reports for the area/conflict you wish to study.
  • If you are running a Battlefield Study CGT Battlefields are still here to help. Although we cannot provide the full package, we can provide help and assistance.

Fee Earner

  • We can supply a Battlefield Guide as a Fee Earner, who can work with you to provide advice on itinerary, Aims and Objectives and background reading, as well as accompanying you on any recce to ensure that the best sites are chosen, to learn from. Additionally, the Guide can provide input to your study day to set the scene at the Strategic, Operational and Tactical level.

CGT Battlefields have a vast experience of delivering Planning and Preliminary Study, Field Studies and Integration/Consolidation for Battlefield Studies.

“Fools learn by experience, I prefer to learn from the experience of others”

Bismarck 1874

“The problem with being too busy to read is that you learn by experience (or by your men's experience), i.e. the hard way. By reading, you learn through others' experiences, generally a better way to do business, especially in our line of work where the consequences of incompetence are so final for young men”.

Marine Gen. James N. Mattis

Summary

In any Battlefield Study or Battlefield Tour, planning is everything and CGT Battlefields are experts in assisting you.

By engagement with CGT at the initial stages of planning we will be delighted to assist you in research, reconnaissance, rehearsals and Post Exercise Reports.

Please feel free to call or e-mail your outline thoughts and we at CGT Battlefields will work hard to turn them into reality.



CGT Battlefield Tours, a specialist group travel operator, providing inspirational tours to the sites of World War I and II in Belgium, France and Holland.

Battlefield Tours

CGT Battlefields is a specialist tour operator, our tours cover World War I and World War II battlefields across Europe providing inspirational tours to the sites of The Great War and Second World War.

Visiting the battlefields from any conflict, is a truly captivating and moving experience, though some of the battlefields are nearly 100 years old, the soldiers who fought here had similar backgrounds, dreams and hopes as many of us. A Battlefield Tour allows you to understand these events, remember the sacrifices made and recognise how these shaped the world we see today.





World War 1 and World War 2 Battlefield Tours and Holidays for Groups

CGT Battlefield Tours, a specialist group travel operator, providing guided inspirational tours to the sites of World War I and II in Belgium, France and Holland.

We're a specialist group travel operator, we use only the very best coaches on its holidays. Travel you can Trust. Contact us for details

Contact CGT Battlefield Tours, a specialist group travel operator, providing inspirational tours to the battlefield sites of World War I and II.


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WW1 - WW2 Holidays for Groups

WW1 - WW2 Holidays for Groups

CGT Battlefield Tours, a specialist group travel operator, providing inspirational tours to the sites of World War I and II in Belgium, France and Holland.

Customised World War 1 and 2 Battlefield Tours

Looking to visit some of the battlefields of the Great War and WW2? CGT Battlefield Tours, a specialist group travel operator, can arrange the perfect trip.

Ypres Flanders Battlefield Tours

Ypres Flanders Battlefield Tours

Visit the Ypres Battlefield in Flanders. One of The Great War 1914 - 1918 battlefield tours offered by CGT, the specialist WW1 / WW2 group travel operator.

Arnhem Battlefield Tours

Arnhem Battlefield Tours

Operation Market Garden at Arnhem in WW2 could have shortened the war quite considerably, but for some bad luck. See the battlefield for yourself.

DDay Battlefield Tours | Normandy

Visit the DDay Battlefields in Normandy and see first hand where the bridgeheads were established. One of the Inspirational tours from CGT Battlefields.

DDay Battlefield Tours | Normandy

Somme Battlefield Tour

Visit the Somme Battlefield of the Great War 1914 - 1918 on a guided tour with CGT Battlefield Tours. Inspirational tours to the sites of World War I and II.

Cost Effective WW1, WW2 Battlefield Tours

Cost Effective WW1, WW2 Battlefield Tours

CGT Battlefield Tours, offers hotel accommodation to suit your groups holiday budget. We have negotiated special rates at all ideally suited locations.

Booking a World War 1, WW2  Battlefield Tours

Booking a World War 1, WW2 Battlefield Tours

Book your Battlefield Tours with CGT, a specialist group travel operator, providing guided, informative and inspirational tours to the sites of World War I and II.

Battlefield Tours for Clubs

Battlefield Tours for Clubs

Run a War gaming Club, or other Social Group / Association? CGT Battlefield Tours can provide an informative, inspirational, tours to the sites of World War I and II.


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What do our clients say?

World War 2 Battlefield Tour

"The tour was great and the guide was excellent. I had no problems at any stage, the coach company was excellent and helpful as were the staff at the hotel so I really can't fault it. Your own organisation was also faultless and hassle free. I will certainly pass on your details to friends at other establishments"

Mr C. - Normandy Tour




World War 2 Battlefield Tour

"Be grateful if you could pass on my thanks to Amport & District Coaches for Tony last weekend. not only is he an excellent driver he knows the area well and probably what was most important was that he had an excellent rapport with teachers and pupils."

Mr P. - Normandy Tour





World War 1 Battlefield Tour

"Zoi and her team were extremely helpful with the booking of hotels and transport. Their very helpful and experienced staff minimalized the hassle, particularly when we made last minute changes. I would be very happy to deal with the company again"

Mr R. Ypres Tour




World War 1 Battlefield Tour

"From the outset all of my cares and concerns were taken care of. In all we had a fantastic three days and ultimately this must be down to Zoi Pearce and the team"

Ms H. The Somme and Ypres Tour




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Contact:

CGT Battlefields Ltd
CGT House
6 Avon Road
Charfield
Gloucestershire
GL12 8TT


E: info@cgtbattlefields.co.uk

T: 01453 549979

M: 07542 788905


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