Battlefield Guiding 

Welcome to my website, my name is Rob Deere and I am a battlefield guide.  I am an associate member of the Guild of Battlefield Guides and a member of the Western Front Association.

I work as a freelance guide for a number of companies as a battlefield guide and tour director for military tours, adult and schools tours.  I also have a focus on tours for Australians and New Zealanders which includes private, bespoke tours.  You can read more detail on the relevant pages.

As a former British Army infantry officer, I have had a long professional and personal interest in the history of warfare and bring this understanding, insight and passion for military history to my guiding.  You can read more about this on the About Me page.

My main areas of interest are the Western Front and Italian Front of the Great War of 1914-18, Normandy and the Italian Campaigns of World War 2.  I also guide in Berlin for the 1933-45 period and the Cold War.

  • With Epsom School at Lochnagar Crater on the Somme on a sunny October day.

Thank you for the excellent trip you ran on behalf of Staffride to North Italy for the QDG last week.  Your knowledge, insight and detail brought the battlefields of yesteryear to life. Your delivery from strategic to tactical and examples you highlighted to us were excellent and timely.  I think we achieved exactly the right balance of battlefield study within the wider context of battlefield tour.  It was everything else, from your junior leadership insights to light cavalry development discussions that made last week so very valuable to such a wide audience.  I know from chatting to everyone present that they all learned a lot (more than they thought).  I very much hope to work with you again when I’m in my next post at ARTD.”
Squadron Leader, 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards

 

 

Rob Deere is an accredited guide and holder of badge number 80 of the Guild of Battlefield Guides.