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Spirit of Remembrance

 

AUSTRALIAN BATTLEFIELD TOURS
& JOURNEYS OF REMEMBRANCE

AUSTRALIAN OWNED AND OPERATED 

The Western Front Association

 

ABOUT SPIRIT OF REMEMBRANCE
Why book with us?

New! 2019/20 WW1/2 Canal Boat Battlefield Tours!!

2019 WW1 New! 1Day 'Ultra' Australian Tour France

2019 WW2 Anzac Day at Hellfire Pass: Thailand   6D/5N Multi Day Tour: BKK - BKK  23-28 April 2019

2019 WW1 **NEW!** Canal Cruise WW1 Battlefields

2019 WW1 Anzac Day at Villers-Bretonneux France  1 Day Tour: Paris - Paris: 24/25 April 2019  

2019 WW1 Anzac Day at Villers-Bretonneux France 6 Day Tour: Value & Dlx Option: 20-25 April 2019  

2019 WW1 3N/4D 'Anzac Footsteps' Tour: May-Oct

 2019 WW2 75th  Anniversary WW2: D-Day Tour

 2019 WW2 Bomber Command Brave Beyond Belief

 2019 WW2 Battle of Crete 75th Anniversary:  (TBA)

 2018 Armistice Tour 11/11(6D) 'Victory & Peace'

 2018 Armistice Tour (6D) 'Armistice Signed' (Lx)

 2018 Armistice Tour Day Tour ex Paris: 11/11/2018

 2020 WW2 80th Anniversary: Battle of Britain

 2020 WW2 Desert Rats: Tobruk/North Africa (TBA) 

  Sir John Monash Centre: Villers-Bretonneux

  * Photos: Opening: Sir John Monash Centre!

 **Platinum**  Luxury Battlefield Tours

The Origin of the Poppy

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About Us - What We Do

About our Tours

We research your Ancestors

Australians at War

Australians & WW1

Australian Remembrance Trail

"Tailor Made" Personalised Tours

Australians & Ypres WW1

Ypres WW1 Photo Gallery

WW1 Aussie Photo Gallery

 Australians & WW2

WW2 D-Day Photo Gallery

Post WW2: Korea, Vietnam

'Self Drive' Rental Car Tours

 

                                        
                                           ABOUT SPIRIT OF REMEMBRANCE
Tomb of the unknown Soldier - Australian War Memorial    
Our Unknown Soldier
     "Now your home mate"..
The entombment of Australia's unknown soldier on 11 November 1993 at the Australian War Museum in Canberra was a significant and highly emotional occasion for all Australians, many of whom had waited decades for the event. The remains were recovered from Adelaide Cemetery near Villers-Bretonneux where Australian soldiers won a great victory on Anzac Day 1918. The body was brought home on a specially chartered Qantas flight, with the jet renamed 'Spirit of Remembrance' for the trip. We at Spirit are honoured & proud to carry our name: "Spirit of Remembrance".

Our Unknown Soldier: "He is all of them. And he is one of us" (Recital by ex-PM Paul Keating)

 Who is Spirit of Remembrance? We are a fully dedicated Battlefield & Remembrance tour &  travel company - located here at your DESTINATION - in the UK/EU -  specialising in PREMIUM  BATTLEFIELD & REMEMBRANCE TOURS & TRAVEL for Australians with our company owned and operated by Australians.

We are NOT a budget tour operator that promotes/sells our services via 'budget price leaders' (and make you pay extra for a host of extras along the way!) Premium inclusions and experiences is our tradecraft.

We firmly believe that our customers should be treated as we like to be treated when we travel: with great care, EXPERT product and historical background knowledge, total professionalism and high quality product(s) included throughout your travel experience with us.

Aussie Slouch Hat Our founders hail from a proud military history background, with our Managing Director and our Marketing and Sales Director both having extensive interests and historical knowledge in Armed Forces remembrance events, with our co-founder also a Vietnam veteran.

Of great importance is that we are based here at your destination - in the same time zone to handle any urgent changes or issues that occur (.. it happens - it's France/Europe.. :-) ) & we are only 90 minutes away from the actual Australian WW1 battlefields in France and Belgium, and a few hours further to the Australian WW2 battlegrounds of Italy, Greece, Crete, & North Africa. We live here. We know here! We also provide real 'hands on' knowledge and support in the same time-zone - while you are here in the UK and Europe.

Aussie Slouch Hat We are FULLY LICENCED travel professionals. Many other battlefield tour operators are not. Your money is TOTALLY SAFE with us.
 
Aussie Slouch Hat We particularly specialise in France and Belgium (WW1 Australian Sectors on the Western front) operating tours from both the UK (London) and also from Paris/Lille/Arras/Amiens in France.
The performance of the First AIF in France and Belgium 1917/18 has no parallel in our military history.

Aussie Slouch Hat OUR GUIDES: Our highly experienced EXPERT historian guides (many ex-military) - whom most are  members of the elite Guild of Battlefield Guides, are individual experts for specific AUSTRALIAN campaigns, battles and battlegrounds. Our guides 'walk the ground' specifically where Australians fought, such as (WW1) : Pozières, Fromelles, Bullecourt,  Dernancourt, Villers-Bretonneux, Le Hamel, Polygon Wood, Mont St Quentin, Ypres, Passchendaele & Arras. WW2: Normandy, D-Day, Tobruk, El Alamein, Greece, Crete, Syria & Tunisia. We also visit their graves and Australian memorials wherever possible.

Aussie Slouch Hat We also offer premium "tailor made" tours to the WW1 Australian Sector on the Western Front - tailored to your exact requirements.

Aussie Slouch Hat Our client testimonials say it all: (client excerpts:) "The trip was one of the most moving and powerful experiences of my life. You brought everything to life, so much so that I could almost see the battles unfolding"..  "I will be sharing my experience and this history with family & friends forever"... "I will hold your name in high regard and will recommend you to any would be visitors"... "The whole tour was expertly put together and meticulously researched... Thank you!" ...."We will always treasure our memories of ANZAC Day. Thank you for helping us learn more about the Australians role over the years 1916-1918" 

Aussie Slouch Hat By booking your tour or itinerary direct through us you also avoid all the expensive middleman mark-ups so often applied to your tour cost(s) when purchasing overseas travel itineraries in Australia. Our prices are excellent and provide great value for money with no hidden charges.

Aussie Slouch Hat Of great importance is that our Battlefield and Remembrance tours are NOT a 10 minute 'bus stop' in a car park near a battlefield. They are designed with great care and great research - all tailored to our clients individual needs.

Aussie Slouch Hat Our expert battlefield historian guides and our expert research division provide extensive family history research on your ancestors - both in Australia and here in the UK/Europe with a variety of *top level UK and Australian resources (*some actually closed to the public) such as the National Archives, Regimental HQ's, Army/Air Force records etc plus Red Cross archives, Trench Maps, Artillery Maps etc.

Aussie Slouch Hat We can also provide information on "self drive" tours" of the WW1 Australian Battlefields in Flanders, Belgium and France, designed in conjunction with the new Australian Remembrance Trail. This great 'self drive' holiday concept allows you to travel and discover the WW1 Australian battlefields and surrounds at you own pace and with your own itinerary!

** OUR WW1 PHOTO GALLERY: THE INDOMITABLE AUSSIE SPIRIT: "LEST WE FORGET"

 

Australian  Battlefield Tours: WW1 Battlefield Tours: France, Belgium, Turkey, (Gallipoli) Africa & England:  World War 1: Australians at war on the Western Front: 100 year centenary WW1 2014-2018 France & Belgium; The Western Front : Somme, Pozieres, Fromelles, Bullecourt,  Dernancourt, Villers-Bretonneux, Le Hamel, Mont St Quentin , Ypres, Passchendaele, Arras, Menin Gate & Thiepval Memorial. Middle East:  Egypt and Gallipoli. World War 2: D-Day: Tobruk, El Alamein, Greece, Crete, Syria & Tunisia:  Royal Australian Navy: Royal Air Force, England: Royal Air Force &  Bomber Command

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Spirit of Remembrance: Battlefield Tours UK: Battlefield Tours Canada: Battlefield Tours New Zealand: Battlefield Tours USA: Spirit of Malaysia Battlefield Tours:
Anzac Day Villers-Bretonneux 100 year anniversary: Spirit of ParisPlatinum Battlefield Tours: Edith Cavell Nurses Tours: 100 year anniversary Pozieres: Death Railway