reflected that your clear, enthusiastic and superbly informative and
interesting presentations were hugely impressive. There is no doubt
whatsoever Iain that you have a huge grasp of the WW1 subject and that you
are able to speak lucidly on each phase of the war as well as each battle
indicates just how well prepared and able you are as a lecturer. In
comparing the standard of lectures over the six tours I arranged whilst at
the THC, I have to say that, undoubtedly, you rank amongst the best of
them.” - John Thatham, Retired Staff, Royal Hospital Chelsea.
from Ireland, famed for its loquacity, words should present no problem for
me, nevertheless, I find it difficult to say how much I appreciate all you
did to make my visit unforgettable. This tour could so easily have
degenerated into a mere list of statistics, but your knowledge and
sensitivity transformed it into an intensely moving experience and thank you
for making it so.” – Sheila Coles, Ireland.
“Not only did Iain have
an enormous and in-depth knowledge of the subject, but his enthusiasm also
shone through.” – John Sandalls. UK.
“Thank you for being such an
informative and fascinating guide. Your apparently inexhaustible fund of
knowledge and anecdotes has really brought The Great War to life for us. I
really admire your passion for your subject and the ability to make it
accessible.” – Sheila and Philip Jones, UK.
“Iain’s knowledge of the
area and of the battlefields was second to none. It was a very memorable and
moving experience. Thank you very much indeed.” – Trevor Brindley, UK.
“I’d just like to say thank you to Iain for showing me so much and also
sharing his deep knowledge of the area and of the battles therein. I didn’t
think I’d get to see so much as I was only in Ypres for a short time so I’m
deeply indebted to him as I don’t think I would have got to Cabin Hill to
lay my wreath and cross.” – John McCann, UK.
“Perhaps the greatest
measure of your success was that the people were still talking about the
visit days later. They marvelled at your complete mastery of the subject and
your ability to bring to life the battlefield and the lives of the men who
fought on it.” – Andrew Cox, VP, Lockheed Martin Global Inc, USA and
“We all agreed that having you with us made our trip more
exciting and informative. We have been going to Ypres for the last four
years and have learned more this trip than all of the others combined.” –
William Love, UK.
“I must say that the response to the films we made
in Belgium has been absolutely fantastic. Colleagues, and more importantly
our TV audience were very impresses indeed. I am also very thankful to you
for all the help you gave us. Many people have told me how interested they
were by the battlefields, and rest assured I will be pointing them in your
direction if they decide to head over to Belgium.” – John Maguire, BBC
Points West, UK.
“I am writing to thank you for the time and
expertise you were able to provide a group of servicemen from my department
during their visit to Belgium last week. I have spoken to many of those who
attended, all of whom felt that your guidance and instruction were
fundamental to the insight they gained into the conflict and conditions on
the Western Front. In particular I am pleased that they were able to visit
the sites of key actions of the Royal Naval Division.” – Lt Commander Yates,
Royal Navy, Senior Warfare Officer, HMS Ark Royal.