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Battlefield Tours | WYVERN TRENCH is a War Walk on Salisbury Plain Training area to discover the archaeological artefact from the First World War battlefield tours offered by CGT, the specialist WW1 / WW2 group travel operator.

Monash Stunt

Almost 100 years ago the First World War had barely started and the horrendous casualties we now remember had yet to be realised. The forces of the Commonwealth rallied to Britain's aid from across the World, including the Kiwis, with their immortal inscription “From the utmost ends of the Earth”, they were joined by the Australians, Canadians as well as Indians and many other Commonwealth nations.

Amongst those who volunteered were the Australian 3rd Division commanded by that very famous general General John Monash. He is still revered in Australia with a University named after him and his face on the AUS$ 50 bill. Would such a thing be possible with Field Marshal Haig?

The 3rd Australian Division were stationed at Larkhill and having joined up after the initial rush of patriotism and patriotic fervour avoided Gallipoli and the Dardenelles campaign. As a result they acquired many nicknames, amongst which were; “the Deep Thinkers, The Larkhill Lancers” and many others unsuitable for publication.

During their time at Larkhill they trained extensively and carried out training exercises on Salisbury Plain designed to replicate the life they were likely to face in the trenches. A letter home from an Australian on Salisbury Plain captures this evocative moment:

“Rain swept the open country and poured into the white-chalk trenches. When at night several companies entered the trenches to take up their positions, men floundered through pools of whitewash, and got covered with sticky white mud. Verey lights went hissing up through the driving rain, to illuminate a dreary landscape. Rifles cracked, and the dull detonations of hand grenades momentarily drowned the angry hissing of the rain” (Fairey, 1920, 7)

MONASH STUNT is a “War Walk” designed by Maj Jon Wort (a serving Reservist), Richard Osgood (DIO senior archaeologist and author of Digging Up Plugstreet: The Archaeology of a Great War Battlefield) and Richard Broadhead (Founder of Wiltshire Soldiers http://www.wiltshiresoldiers.co.uk/ and author of many books on soldiers from Wiltshire). The walk starts at the old Bustard Pub and proceeds on to Salisbury Plain to visit the tree carvings on a plantation of Beech trees from both the First and Second World War. Identified individuals have a story to tell behind the carvings and those are told in detail.

The next stop is the area of Salisbury Plain where the Australians carried out The Bustard Stunt, which was the most memorable training scheme in which the brigade took part in the occupation for three days of a system of trenches at the Bustard (which isn't how the troops pronounced it), a place a few miles from Larkhill.

We then proceed after an al fresco picnic lunch to the site of mining operations that were to stand the Division in good stead for the battle of Messines in 1917 where the ANZAC Corps distinguished themselves in such fine order.

After lunch the tour moves to Durrington Cemetery to examine the role of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) and to hear about individuals from both wars buried in the cemetery. On route across the plain to Beacon Hill to see some more clearly defined trenches a brief stop is made to view the “Kiwi” and learn about its origins and upkeep.





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Come and talk to us if you would like a battlefield tour organising: Our prices for a guided tour start at around £100 for a 2 night trip, including travel and accommodation for a party of 40 (or more).

A number of our guides are accredited badged member of the International Guild of Battlefield Guides.






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.

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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

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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: 01454 269764

M: 07542 788905


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