News 2017

Battlefield Tour 2018 - France

23 August 2017


I am pleased to be able to advise you of the plan made so far for our 2018 Battlefield Tour to France with Anglia Tours.

In short the cost per person (subsidised by the Regiment and the Association) will be £465 with an anticipated single room subsidy of £180. When you read the proposed itinerary (below) you will find this excellent value for money.

The itinerary provides you with a good idea of the content and what is/is not included. The detail of what we include on each day is still being worked on but will concentrate on actions fought by the Regiment on the Western Front during the last year of the Great War.

In particular, we will examine the 4th Battalion’s desperate defensive battle at Hazebrouck in April 1918, when 4th Guards Brigade prevented the breakthrough of the Ludendorff Offensive through to the Channel ports, followed by the 1st Battalion’s attack on 27 September 1918, when as part of the general advance, within weeks of the armistice, the Guards Division fought its way across the Canal du Nord, on the Hindenburg Line. The Victoria Cross was won by Capt Pryce (posthumously) at Hazebrouck and by the Commanding Officer, Lt Col Viscount Gort, at Canal du Nord.

The tour is open to all Grenadiers past and present with wives/partners etc. and we aim to fill a coach as far as we can. Honorary and Associate Association Branch members are also welcome.

Please familiarise yourself with the information below and let me know if you have any questions (bearing in mind where we are with detailed planning).

A deposit of £150 per person paid to me by Friday 17 November 2017 (cheque to ‘The Grenadier Guards Association’ or by BACS to the Association account – 30-11-75 00341551 using reference ‘SURNAME BFT18’).

The balance paid to me by Fri 20 July 2018 in the same manner above.

Provide me with the necessary details listed on the APIS Form (also below) by Fri 20 Jul 2018.

Please advertise this tour as widely as you see fit.

In summary, we will travel to France 100 years after the end of the Great War during a busy and very poignant time of Remembrance and the value for money of this event is outstanding.

The following useful and important information provided below will add a more detail:

> Click here for the Insurance Summary Document

> Click here for the Itinerary Document

> Click here for the Essential Information for Tour by Coach Document

> Click here for the Advanced Passenger Information (APIS) Form

> Click here for the Terms and Conditions Form

> Click here for the Offer Letter Document


Major (Retd.) AJ Green

Assistant Regimental Adjutant, Regimental Treasurer and General Secretary

0207 414 3225