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  • TourHQ ID:FR29139

  • experience:Since 1993

  • gender:Male

  • Private Tour Guide in : Somme (Battlefield)
  • Other Guiding Areas: Normandy Coast (Battlefield), Arnhem, Gallipoli (Battlefield)
  • Languages: English
  • Mobile: +440-783723225verifiedVerified

  • phone:+440-78723225

About me

Mike Peters is a retired Army Air Corps Officer who has been leading battlefield tours for more than twenty years.He enlisted in the Army in 1980 at the age of 16 as a Junior Leader and progressed through a busy career to become a Regimental Sergeant Major.He was commissioned from the ranks in the year 2000.Mike finished his military career with postings as Deputy Chief of Staff of the UK Attack Helicopter Force and Ground Liaison Officer in the Headquarters of the RAF Tornado Force.He now runs his own Battlefield Guide Training Company and is a full-time Military Historian and Battlefield Guide.

Mike has extensive operational experience in Northern Ireland, Macedonia, Bosnia, Kosovo and Iraq where he served during both Gulf wars.His last operational tour was in Afghanistan.This experience and knowledge of tactics, give him a soldier's eye for ground and the implications of terrain on the weapon systems of your chosen period.He has a passion for military history which he combines with his own military experiences when working as a Battlefield Guide.He strives to place his audience on the field of battle with enough insight to understand the realities of battle, while helping them to imagine what the soldiers of the day saw and felt.This focus allows the listener to look at the battle from the inside out; this is of course every battlefield guides aim.

The campaigns of Wellington are Mike's favorite subject area although he is equally at home working with groups on the battlefields of the Great War.He is experienced in leading Australian and New Zealand groups over the ANZAC battlefields of Flanders.Intimate knowledge of modern Air Assault operations also enables Mike to focus on the detail of the parachute and glider operations of World War Two.He regularly leads tours visiting the Landing Zones of Sicily, Normandy, Arnhem and the Rhine crossing.

Mike enjoys touring with school groups or adults and is regularly to be found on the continent leading civilian tours or Battlefield Studies and Staff Rides with military groups.He has his own weekly military history column in the East Anglian Daily Times and regularly contributes articles to military journals and magazines.Mike is a book reviewer for Soldier Magazine (House Magazine of the British Army) and is also a published author – he wrote 'Glider Pilots at Arnhem’ and 'Glider Pilots in Sicily' - both are books on the exploits of The Glider Pilot Regiment during World War Two.He has also worked as a presenter with Battlefield History TV, featuring in films on The Hundred Years War, Pegasus Bridge, The Glider Pilot Regiment, Operation Market Garden and the Waterloo campaign. 

Mike is freelance working as the resident Military Historian for Galloway Travel, he also leads tours for UK based Battle Honours, Albatross Travel and Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours in Australia.He was awarded his guild badge by the late Richard Holmes in November 2005 and was Vice Chairman of the guild from 2[sensitive content].Mike was appointed Guild Chairman in late 2011.

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Recent Reviews
  • Lorraine and I found the Battlefields Tour to Northern France and Belgium to be most informative and interesting, giving us ...More

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  • Mike supported out tour with expert historical knowledge and delivered in a way that educated and interested our group of 40 ...More

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  • Mike was a wonderful guide who went out of his way to accommodate my group at very short notice. He was able to put ...More

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Recent Reviews
  • Lorraine and I found the Battlefields Tour to Northern France and Belgium to be most informative and interesting, giving us ...More

    Review By Lorraine
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  • Mike supported out tour with expert historical knowledge and delivered in a way that educated and interested our group of 40 ...More

    Review By Will
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  • Mike was a wonderful guide who went out of his way to accommodate my group at very short notice. He was able to put ...More

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