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British Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War

Organising talks and lectures for The Battlefields Trust because Battlefields matter

63 %
raised of £500 target
by 10 supporters

The Battlefields Trust

We preserve historic battlefields to develop educational and heritage use

Charity Registration No. 1017387


British Volunteers 
in the 
1937 battles
 of the 
Spanish Civil War

Ray Wilkinson

A lecture and sandwich lunch 
12.30 - 2.00 pm
Wednesday 29th March 2017 
Hosted by 
The Fusiliers Museum London in the 
Officer's Mess of The Royal
Regiment of Fusiliers 
HM Tower of London

During the Spanish Civil War 1936-1939, despite massive establishment resistance to them going, nearly 2,500 men and women left Britain to fight for the Spanish Republic. Most were ordinary working class people, many were deeply socialist, some were even staunch Communists, but all were vehemently anti-fascist.

Ray Wilkinson, Chief Executive of East Anglia Reserve Forces & Cadets Association and an Accredited Member of the Guild of Battlefield Guides, has been fascinated for many years by the activities of the British Volunteers who fought in the International Brigades during the Spanish Civil War. He will talk about those volunteers, why they went to fight in someone else’s war, and their actions in February exactly 80 years ago. 

In the context of what’s happening now in the Middle East this talk about a war that involved a clash of ideologies, drawing volunteers, contributors, and journalists to it from all over the world, is highly topical.

Our hosts will be the Fusiliers Museum and the event includes a sandwich lunch, a glass of wine and the opportunity to network in the exclusive surroundings of the Fusiliers mess in HM Tower of London. If you would like to attend this lunchtime talk, please make a donation of £25 for each attendee (£20 for members of the Battlefields Trust) and email your name, contact number and any special requirements (dietary/mobility) to On receipt, email confirmation will be sent together with directions to the venue. If you have any questions, please ring 0207 387 6620. We look forward to welcoming you.

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The booking deadline for this event is Monday 27th March 2017.

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