Comments: 10
  • #10

    Heather McCallum (Monday, 22 September 2014 11:11)

    May 2014 - Our tour was for just one day due to time constraints. Colin was the most fantastic guide and took us to the exact spots we wanted to see and he gave us such excellent information. Colin specialised the tour to assist us in our search. Colin took us to significant places explaining in detail what took place. We were looking for my great uncle and we now know that he is still one of the many soldiers missing for WW1. Visiting the Pozieres pub where the names of the missing are posted on the wall was great. There now is a mark against my great uncle's name as having a visitor. The whole experience was very moving. All of the sites we visited were very interesting and moving and since our visit to the western front it means even more now when we see it on TV. Hoping one day to do more of the western front with Cobbers. Thank you Colin and Cobbers Battlefield tours you simply are the best!

  • #9

    Marilyn Grass (Sunday, 22 June 2014 10:54)

    Hi Just wanted to say how much Ken and myself enjoyed the 5 day tour. You were always happy to give great information about all the sites we visited. Fantastic.

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    Julie & Geoff Benson (Tuesday, 17 December 2013 22:07)

    We have just completed our 3 day tour with Brian as our guide. We wish to express our appreciation for the level of personal attention given during this time, enabling us to find a long lost relative. We have studied this part of Australian history, but Brian's knowledge and empathy with our mission far exceeded our expectations of our four days in Amiens. Thank you...Julie & Geoff, Sydney Australia.

  • #7

    Jennifer & Allister (Monday, 05 November 2012 20:19)

    A great tour and personal service that got us out of a tight jam. We saw the somme and other ww1 locations with Brian and it was fantastic, including finding a long lost relative from ww1. Then Colin took us to Normandy and went above and beyond the call of duty. He noticed that our return train home was wrong, he went to the train station and soughted it out for us. His knowledge of Normandy area and DDay landings are amazing. Easy going, always helpful and gives you the personal touch in his tours. We are wanting to come back and explore much more of the areas of France that brave men fought and died.

  • #6

    Adam Green (Thursday, 28 June 2012 10:19)

    I was in Europe and had been meaning to organise a Somme tour before we left but hadn't got it booked. At relatively short notice i contacted Cobbers and they organised me to jump on a tour on the Monday.
    Brian was fantastic and was extremely knowledgable. We went through plenty of villages and memorials and he knew his stuff through and through. I'm an Australian but come from English heritage and my great grandfather served on the Somme in the British army. Although mainly an Australian tour (which i was impressed with as i, like all Australians are in awe of our ANZACS and am proud to have paid my respects) Brian also allowed me to see the British memorial and gravestones. In this way I was also honoured to be able to pay my respects to the men who served with my Great Grandfather.
    The ease of dealing with this team and the tour itself are a credit to all the staff. I'd recommend Cobbers to anyone wanting to pay their respects, and id recommend anyone over that way to go and see what our ancestors went through to give us this life we live.
    Thanks again Brian, Colin and Lisa.

  • #5

    Peter Keast (Tuesday, 03 April 2012 11:43)

    It has been nearly 3 years since our battlefield tour with Colin. The memories are still very strong. The service provided, the benefits of a small group and your considerable knowledge made it a most enjoyable. From the WWI battlefields and cemeteries to the WWII sites, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. To visit the cemetery where I believe my grandfather to be buried and to stand on the sands of the D-Day beaches is hard to describe but moving. I would gladly recommend your tours. Thankyou.

  • #4

    Warren O'Keefe (Saturday, 06 November 2010 02:52)

    Colin Hi!
    Would like to thank you for your guided tours of the battlefields of France and Belgium with The Calrossy Anglican School from Tamworth Australia.
    All my family totaly enjoyed our exsperience and are thankful for the knowledge that you passed on to us.Aaron my oldest is quoting names and places that I could only wish to remember. Hopefully my boys have gained some invaluable knowledge of our Cobbers deads and heroism.
    Once again, thanks a lot.

    Lockie says to say "Hi mate"

    THE O'KEEFE

  • #3

    Brett Jorgensen (Wednesday, 08 September 2010 01:24)

    Four of us did the 3day WW1 tour with Brian in August. We were all touched in a different way by the stories and sacrifice of our Australian soldiers. After returning home, talking to friends and showing pictures of the tour. I know many are keen to book a tour through Cobbers.

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    Dr Hugh Watson (Monday, 02 August 2010)

    Colin Gillard provided us with an excellent insight into the battles that Australians were involved in and the conditions they faced. Informed by the war diary of my wife's grandfather we had a moving and unforgettable four days thanks to Colin. We wold recommend him to anyone wanting to get an Austrlain perspective.

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    Councillor Linda Downey (Tuesday, 23 February 2010 12:28)

    We were inspired by our tour of the WWI battlefields in France and Belgium. Everyday we were touched by the sacrifice and valour of our Australian soldiers and being winter received a glimpse of the harsh conditions they experienced. The Last Post ceremony at Ypres was a highlight which touched us deeply. We arrived with the names of Bankstown residents who had died on the western front and Colin arranged for visits to most of the grave/memorial sites,providing us with information about the battles they were involved in. I would absolutely recommend Cobbers Battlefield tours to anyone wanting to explore this region .