Historian Frank Baldwin has been leading battlefield tours for over thirty years. After leaving the British Army as a Major. Frank worked for the travel arm of the Royal British Legion as guide and operations manager. He has led and planned hundreds of tours around the world. He holds badge no 8 of the Guild of Battlefield Guides.
Frank was a contributor to the British Army Guide to the Battlefields of the Western Front and a historian for the British Army Centenary Staff Rides organised for the Chief of the General Staff. He is a member British Commission for Military History. His interest and knowledge of military history stretches from Caesar to the Cold War and my guiding experience covers much of Europe.
Like most Britons he has family connections to the Western Front. One great uncle is buried on the Aisne and his grand parents met after his grandfather was recuperating after evacuation from the Somme.
He is writing the official history of the Normandy campaign for the Royal Regiment of Artillery and have battlefield guides to Artillery on the D Day beaches and the First Day of the Somme in publication. He has campaigned to preserve, interpret and present battlefield heritage, as a Trustee and then chair of the Battlefields Trust for ten years and has contributed to academic study of heritage tourism.