Bob Darby has been leading and guiding on battlefields worldwide for over 20 years. He is a Member of the Guild of Battlefield Guides and is a holder of the coveted guide badge. In addition to guiding on most of the European battlefields of the Great War and Second World War, he has also led tours to more distant battlefields such as Sicily and the Falkland Islands.
He served with in both Territorial and Regular Battalions of the Parachute Regiment as well as spending several years soldiering in Oman with the Sultan of Oman’s Land Forces. After military service he became a Director of a successful Financial Services company from which he has recently retired in order to guide full time.
Married he lives in London with his wife Jill and their two children.
|Areas of expertise (conducted tours to):
||First World War
Arras, Cambrai, Chateau Thierry, Meuse-Argonne, Mons, Somme, Verdun, Ypres,
Indian Army in the Great War
|Second World War
Bruneval, Dieppe, Dunkirk, Normandy, Operation
Market Garden, Salerno, Sicily, Walcheren
Ardennes Campaign 1944. Rhine Crossing 1945
|Interests||British Expeditionary Force 1914 & 1940,
British Airbourne Operations,
Americans & Canadians in Normandy,
|Guild of Battlefield Guides
||Member & Badged Guide number 29|
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|Available for:||Group and personal tours for all age groups|
"Just a short note to tell you how much I enjoyed your presentations at Normandy . Your exquisite knowledge made my trip that much more enjoyable and your insights into the workings of the Army filled in some massive blanks in my knowledge. I hope our paths cross again."
Fred from New York, USA Normandy Tour -Oct 2011
'Thank you for an excellent visit to the Falkland Islands. The scenery was spectacular and the wildlife especially on Pebble Island, was a rewarding sight. The regimental battle sites were thought provoking and a testament to a tremendous feat of arms. Notable was the warm welcome from your old friends. It makes it easy to understand why you and others will continue to return - I hope to make it back one day'
Ron and Hillary from Surrey, UK Falkland Islands Tour - Jan 2012