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.

I was part of a group of 20 Australians who recently visited the battlefields of the Western Front. Our tour leader Mr. Rob Deere managed to pitch his commentary at a level that kept all of our participants engaged and interested. His depth of knowledge was outstanding but not overbearing. Rob had a great sense of humour which he used to great effect and he was always willing to spend extra time with us and with our personal pilgrimages.  That our trip was so successful and informative is testament to his leadership, knowledge and guiding skills.
Ian Simpkins

 

 

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