In the footsteps BATTLEFIELD TOURS

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Richard Porter

Richard Porter

Richard Porter is a keen and enthusiastic guide who loves to share his expanding knowledge.

Richard has a specific interest in The Great War, particularly the Western Front. From a very young age he remembers finding history in general fascinating and over the years has built up a substantial collection of books on military history along with medals and militaria. He served for seven years in the Royal Marines and says "During my time in the forces I acquired my own personal experience of the military and how it operates". It was during this period in the early 1990`s that he began to tour the battlefields of the Western Front.

Richard believes that the best way of understanding what happened on any battlefield is to get an intimate feel for the ground and have a good and well informed knowledge of the soldiers, as well as the events that took place.

Richard is at present the education officer for the Somme Branch of the Western Front Association and a friend of Lochnagar. He is a member of the International Guild of Battlefield Guides and a registered guide with the European Tour Operators Association. He is actively involved in various historical projects which include archaeological and archival studies of Great War sites. He now lives on the Somme with his partner Michelle, renting self catering properties to battlefield visitors.

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