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Remembrance Travel for Schools & Young People

Tour guides

Our highly experienced and knowledgeable guides are dedicated historians who will help to bring your tour to life. Their intimate knowledge of the campaigns and events is second to none and this will help to provide the context in which so many made the ultimate sacrifice. Our guides can also, on prior request, research individual family members who may have fallen and provide a personalised version of events.

Bob Darby
Bob DarbyBob has been guiding groups around the battlefields of the world for almost 20 years. As a 'badged' member of the International Guild of Battlefield Guides, he has been a professional guide for five years.

Bob served in both the British Army and later with the Sultan of Oman's Land Forces retiring in the rank of Major. His operational experience with the Parachute Regiment took him to both Northern Ireland and the Falklands.

Recent tours have taken him as far afield as the Falklands, Singapore and Sicily, as well as to Berlin, the Western Front and Second World War sites in Normandy, Holland and Germany. In addition to guiding, Bob regularly lectures on military campaigns to audiences as diverse as young students, veterans and military personnel on staff battle studies.

Tim Stoneman
Tim StonemanTim has guided tours to battlefields and Remembrance sites since 2008, leading schools parties, groups of veterans, serving military and the general public.

Before this he served in the Royal Navy for 35 years as a Gunnery and Air Defence Officer. This included service at sea in the Falklands and in the First Gulf War. During his Naval career, his life-long interest in naval history led him to take part in several battlefield studies, initially as the maritime expert, and subsequently broadening his interests to encompass land and air campaigns of the 20th Century.

Whilst preferring to look at battlefields with a nautical or amphibious flavour, such as Gallipoli, Dunkirk or Normandy, he is equally at home guiding on the Somme, in Flanders or other land-locked regions.

Colin Parslow
Colin ParslowColin Parslow is a retired Army officer who has given over 30 years service as an Infantry Soldier. He has travelled the world and lived in Canada, West Africa, Cyprus, Malta, Germany and Northern Ireland.

Colin has been a tour manager and guide for The Royal British Legion since 1999, specialising in the First World War including Northern Italy and Gallipoli, and taking a wide range of groups from veterans to school children.

Jon Wort
Jon WortJon has guided school parties, Armed Forces recruits and veterans to battlefields and journeys of Remembrance since 2005. Before becoming a guide for The Royal British Legion Jon served 9 years in the Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment (Berkshire and Wiltshire), and since leaving the Regular Army has completed a further 22 years in the Territorial Army.

He has led trips on behalf of the Legion to Normandy, the Western Front and Crete, and also specialises in the Far East where he has led trips to North East India and Burma.

Johnny Walker
Brigadier Johnny WalkerJohnny Walker was a soldier for over 30 years in The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. After the Army he worked for The Royal British Legion and started at Remembrance Travel as a guide in 2006.

Johnny has concentrated on taking people to the Western Front dealing with the First World War and in particular the three battles of Ypres, Vimy Ridge and the battle of the Somme. He also has a great interest in D-Day and the Second World War and has led tours to Auschwitz.

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