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Tour Archive

These pages allow you to follow or re-visit past tours led by or where members of the Battlefield History Tours team were historians, on behalf of Military History Tours. Tours listed are from 2012 until the present day.

The "ANZAC Day in Athens - Greece and Crete - April 2017" on this tour, our tour group for the fourth time took part in the ANZAC Dawn Service in Athens to mark the 76th anniversary of the campaign where many Australian soldiers made the supreme sacrafice in a failed effort to save Greece from NAZI occupation. This tour, as with all of our Greek visits allowed participants to again see the locations of gallant actions past and experience the boundless hospitality of the Greek people.

The "Vietnam Tunnel Rats and Sappers' Tour August 2016" This tour hosted by Colonel Alex (Sandy) MacGregor MC (Ret’d), took our tour group to where these latter-day ANZACS gave their lives when their country called and comemmorated the 50th Anniversary of the battle of Long Tan.

The "Bomber Command (RAAF in the UK)" tour 2016 where we yet again successfully toured airfields and air force museums in the United Kingdom from where Australian airmen flew during World War II.

The "Boer War 114th Anniversary Tour" On this tour, we again traced the footsteps of our forefathers who were in combat when our nation was formed over 100 years ago. Some of the tour group took an extension that covered the Krueger Game reserve with Touch African Safaris. The extension tour is included in the tour archive.

A feature of the tour was Ron Clark, a 90 year old WW2 veteran who honoured his father and uncle both of whom fought in South Africa, then got to sight three lions and two cheetahs in the Kruger Park.

The "ANZAC Day in Athens - Greece and Crete - April 2016" on this tour, our tour group for the third time took part in the ANZAC Dawn Service in Athens to mark the 75th anniversary of the campaign where many Australian soldiers made the supreme sacrafice in a failed effort to save Greece from NAZI occupation. This tour, as with all of our Greek visits allowed participants to again see the locations of gallant actions past and experience the boundless hospitality of the Greek people.

The "Lone Pine Tour of the Gallipoli Battlefields" 2015 where we visited the Gallipoli battlefields, honoured relatives who gave their lives in the campaign, took part in the Australian Lone Pine and New Zealand Chunuk Bair centenary commemorations and held our own Nek and Chessboard ceremonies.

The "Bomber Command (RAAF in the UK)" tour 2015 where we again successfully toured airfields and air force museums in the United Kingdom from where Australian airmen flew during World War II.

The "Western Front Extension " tour 2015, of the battlefields of France and Belgium that followed our ANZAC Centenary Tour to the commemoration of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli.

The "Gallipoli 100 " tour 2015, the ANZAC Centenary Tour to the commemoration of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli in 25 April 1915.

The "ANMEF (Rabaul - New Guinea)" tour 2014, the first of our ANZAC Centenary Tours took us to the place where the first Australians died in World War 1.

The "Guadalcanal Battlefields" tour 2014 took us to the place where so many United States soldiers paid the ultimate price to secure our Australian homeland.

The "Bomber Command (RAAF in the UK)" tour 2014 where we again toured airfields and air force museums in the United Kingdom from where Australian airmen flew during World War II.

The "Boer War 112th Anniversary Tour" On this tour, we again traced the footsteps of our forefathers who were in combat when our nation was formed over 100 years ago. Many of the tour group took an extension that covered the Krueger Game reserve with Touch African Safaris. The extension tour is included in the tour archive.

The "Vietnam Tunnel Rats and Sappers' Tour May 2014" This tour hosted by Colonel Alex (Sandy) MacGregor MC (Ret’d) and Jimmy Thomson, renowned author, took our tour group to where these latter-day ANZACS gave their lives when their country called.

The "ANZAC Day in Athens - Greece and Crete - April and May 2014" on this tour, our tour group for the third time took part in the ANZAC Dawn Service in Athens to mark the 73nd anniversary of the campaign where many Australian soldiers made the supreme sacrafice in a failed effort to save Greece from NAZI occupation. This tour, as with all of our Greek visits allowed participants to again see the locations of gallant actions past and experience the boundless hospitality of the Greek people.

The "Our Other ANZAC Day" tour 2014 where we again commemorated the Anniversary of this turning point battle of Villers-Bretonneux, and visited the battlefields of the Somme and the Ypres salient.  You can and follow the tourists day by day to find out where they went.

The "Bomber Command (RAAF in the UK)" tour 2013 where we again toured airfields and air force museums in the United Kingdom from where Australian airmen flew during World War II.

The "ANZAC Day in Athens - Greece and Crete - April and May 2013" on this tour, our tour group for the third time took part in the ANZAC Dawn Service in Athens to mark the 72nd anniversary of the campaign where many Australian soldiers made the supreme sacrafice in a failed effort to save Greece from NAZI occupation. This tour, as with all of our Greek visits allowed participants to again see the locations of gallant actions past and experience the boundless hospitality of the Greek people.

The "Our Other ANZAC Day" tour 2013 where we again commemorated the Anniversary of this turning point battle of Villers-Bretonneux, and visited the battlefields of the Somme and the Ypres salient.  You can and follow the tourists day by day to find out where they went.

The "Swim the Dardanelles Tour of Turkey 2012" where we took swimmers and their supporters on a tour of the Gallipoli ANZAC sites and supported their Swim of the Dardanelles in 2012. Our tour group had a triumph over Neptune rivalling that of Caligula! All our swimmers finished the course a triumph in itself. Four collected prizes for first in age group, one being the first woman and first non-Turk regardless of gender. Another was second in age. The report includes a complete results list.

The "Bomber Command (RAAF in the UK)" tour 2012 where we again toured airfields and air force museums in the United Kingdom from where Australian airmen flew during World War II.

The "Boer War 110th Anniversary Tour" On this inaugural tour, we traced the footsteps of our forefathers who were in combat when our nation was formed over 100 years ago. Many of the tour group took an extension that covered the Transvaal Scottish 100th anniversary medal presentation parade, and a few took an extended tour of the Krueger Game reserve with Touch African Safaris. These extensions are included in the tour archive.

The "ANZAC Day in Athens - Greece and Crete - April and May 2012" on this tour, our tour group again took part in the ANZAC Dawn Service in Athens to mark the 71st anniversary of the campaign where many Australian soldiers made the supreme sacrafice in a failed effort to save Greece from NAZI occupation. This tour, as with all of our Greek visits allowed participants to again see the locations of gallant actions past and experience the boundless hospitality of the Greek people.

The "Our Other ANZAC Day" tour 2012 where we again commemorated the Anniversary of this turning point battle of Villers-Bretonneux, and visited the battlefields of the Somme and the Ypres salient.  You can and follow the tourists day by day to find out where they went.

The "The Battle for Singapore 70th Anniversary Tour - February 2012" Where our guests toured the Singapore metropolis, visited the key battle sites and took part in the 70th anniversary commemoration.

 ANZAC Day in Athens (Greece and Crete) Tour April 2017 go to top of page

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April 2017
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 Vietnam Tunnel Rats and Sappers' Tour August 2016 go to top of page

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August 2016
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 Bomber Command and RAAF in the UK 1939 - 1945 June and July 2016 go to top of page

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June 2016
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 Boer War Tour to South Africa May and June 2016 go to top of page

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May 2016
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 ANZAC Day in Athens (Greece and Crete) Tour April 2016 go to top of page

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 Lone Pine Centenary August 2015 Tour to Turkey go to top of page

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August 2015
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 RAAF in the UK July 2015 Tour to England go to top of page

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July 2015
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 Western Front Extension May 2015 Tour to France and Belgium go to top of page

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May 2015
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 Gallipoli Landings Centenary Tour to Turkey April 2015 go to top of page

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April 2015
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 ANMEF (Rabaul - New Guinea) September 2014 go to top of page

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September 2014
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 Guadalcanal (Solomon Islands) August 2014 go to top of page

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August 2014
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 RAAF in the UK July 2014 go to top of page

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July 2014
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 Boer War 112th Anniversary Tour May - June 2014 go to top of page

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May 2014
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June 2014
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 Vietnam Tunnel Rats and Sappers' Tour May 2014 go to top of page

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May 2014
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 Greece and Crete April - May 2014 go to top of page

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April 2014
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 Our Other ANZAC Day April - May 2014 go to top of page

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April 2014
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 Bomber Command and RAAF in the UK July 2013 go to top of page

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July 2013
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 Greece and Crete Tour April - May 2013 go to top of page

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April 2013
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 Our Other ANZAC Day Tour April - May 2013 go to top of page

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April 2013
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May 2013
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 Swim the Dardanelles and Lone Pine Anniversary Tour - August 2012 go to top of page

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August 2012
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The swim results can be viewed by downloading the following files:
OVERALL RESULTS BY GENDER and
RESULTS BY AGE AND GENDER CATEGORY.
Results courtesy the Çanakkale Rotary Club.

 Bomber Command and RAAF in the UK 1939 - 1945 - June - July 2012 go to top of page

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June 2012
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 Boer War 110th Anniversary Tour - May - June 2012 go to top of page

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May 2012
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 Greece and Crete April - May 2012 go to top of page

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April 2012
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 Our Other ANZAC Day - France and Belgium - April - May 2012 go to top of page

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Please note the reporting on this tour is truncated.

 The Battle for Singapore 70th Anniversary Tour - February 2012 go to top of page

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February 2012
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