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TOURS FOR 2021
Battle of Britain TourWe explore the battlefields of Europe and our hand-picked guides bring their history to life. Driving through beautiful countryside, we stop off at superb hotel and restaurants in the evenings.
Norman Conquest TourThis tour follows the Norman landing at Pevensey, the Battle of Hastings, the Norman attempt to take London at the Battle Of Southwark and onto Westminster Abbey.
Northwest Frontier of RomeThe building of Hadrian’s Wall required vision and an outstanding level of engineering skill. Set amongst the wild beauty of the Northumbrian landscapes, it still impresses today and stands as a testimony to the power and reach of the mighty Roman Empire.
The Wars of the Roses TourThe so-called Wars of the Roses were like no other war in medieval England. They were not fought for land, wealth or religious ideals but the right to rule the country. Both sides were supported by members of the English nobility and gentry with their own private armies.
Our next expert talk is on IED’s (Improvised explosive device) by Lt-General Jonathon Riley
On Friday 5th March at 6.00pm : cost is £10 per person.
Many of Britain's wars since 1945 have revolved around counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism: in Malaya, Cyprus, Aden, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan. Over the decades, the weapons used by security forces and insurgents alike have evolved as technologies produce new opportunities, measures and counter-measures. Since the 1970s, the favoured weapon of the insurgent and terrorist has been not the Kalashnikov, but the improvised explosive device, or IED. In itself it was not new even in the early days of this period, having been a feature of revolutionary activity since the mid-19th-century. What has changed dramatically has been the lethality and the means of initiation. IEDs have become the biggest single cause of death and injury in COIN campaigns, accounting for half the total - and their main victims are civilians, not soldiers or policemen.
This talk will focus on the use of IEDs in Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan and the counter-measures against them, drawing on the speaker's own personal experience in those theatres of war. The talk will also give some background information to illuminate the general subject of insurgency in order to provide context. The talk will look in detail at how IEDs are used and detonated, how they can be countered, and also address the vehicle bomb and the cruel suicide attacker. Lieutenant-General Jonathon Riley, Classic's senior military and historical adviser, served in the British Army for 40 years and commanded troops of many nations, at every level from platoon to corps, on operations around the world - in Northern Ireland, the Cold War, the Balkan wars, Sierra Leone, iraq and Afghanistan. He was wounded twice by IEDs and was intimately involved in the fight against the IED bombers and their networks. He was decorated for bravery and distinguished conduct by the British, US, Czech and Romanian governments. He also pursued a parallel academic life and has been awarded three degrees including a PhD. He is currently a visiting professor at King's College London and also develops and teaches war studies programmes for the US Army and Air Forces in Europe and Africa. He has published 27 books on military history and biography ranging from the 17th Century to modern times. These talks are open to anyone and please do pass on our details to anybody who you think would be interested.
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‘What a great trip. Jamie thanks for organising such a brilliant itinerary and really good hotels. Can’t wait for next year’.
‘Fab three days-thanks so much James’.
G.B. Clerk of a Livery Company
‘Thanks for a fantastically well organised trip’.
Thanks for another great trip. Jamie did us proud once again’.
T.H. Retired Wealth Manager
‘I would also like to add my thanks to Jamie of organising such a terrific few days’.
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