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Baldwin Battlefield Tours provides independent guide, research and consultancy services for people or groups seeking to visit battlefields and other military heritage.

We provide battlefield guides and historians to support battlefield tours, battlefield studies and staff rides.   

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Baldwin Battlefield Tours provides independent guide, research and consultancy services for people or groups seeking to visit battlefields and other military heritage.

We provide battlefield guides and historians to support battlefield tours, battlefield studies and staff rides.   

About

The business is owned by historian and tour guide Frank Baldwin.

He has been working as a battlefield historian and guide since 1989. He has taken groups and individuals on over 200 tours covering military history from Caesar to the Cold War. He has guided groups from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the USA. As a battlefield historian he has supported dozens of battlefield studies and staff rides. He was one of the few non academic historians that supported the high level Op Reflect Army Staff Rides to commemorate the centenary of the Frist World War.

A retired major in the Royal Artillery he is the author of the Regimental history of the Royal Artillery in the Normandy Campaign, and is currently working on two further works on artillery in the world wars. He wrote three chapters on the British Army Guide to the Battlefields of the Western Front and a chapter in The Darker Side of Tourism on battlefield tourism. He is a member of the British Commission for Military History.

He was Chair of the Battlefields Trust for six years and oversaw the archaeological project that rediscovered the Bosworth battlefield.

Frank holds Badge No 8 of the Guild of Battlefield Guides and is a Liberation Route Europe Guide.

Blog

Introduction to Battlefield Guiding 9 – 10 July 2022

The course is an introduction to the skills of battlefield guiding. It is aimed at people considering developing their skills either as a volunteer or a professional or for a professional tour guide seeking to extend their expertise to cover battlefields. The course is based on the competences of the International Guild of Battlefield Guides. …

Battlefield Guiding Summer School 2022

The aim of this summer school is to give students the knowledge, experience and tools to enable them to develop battlefield guiding competence to a standard where they could attempt the International Guild of Battlefield Guides Accreditation Programme. By the end of the course students will have undertaken several battlefield presentations under tour conditions, planned …

Some Clients

Personalised Pilgrimages

Helping individuals and small groups, like the family pictured, to travel to a wide range of destinations, on tours of Remembrance or family pilgrimages. More about personalised pilgrimages here

Wartime Wanderers Revisited

A special battlefield study to Italy, in the footsteps of the Bolton and Manchester Artillery on the battlefields of the Sangro and Moro Rivers and Monte Cassino. More here 

More about the Wartime Wanderers here

Operation Reflect Army Staff Ride 2018 

Our historian facilitated the discussion helping participants to explore the past, extract lessons relevant to the present day and project these into future plans. More information on Staff Ride Services here