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Our Tour Guides


Patrick Mercer OBE

Patrick read History at Oxford University before joining his family's regiment, The Sherwood Foresters. He completed many operational tours in Northern Ireland and Bosnia, for which he was decorated several times. After leaving the army he became a defence correspondence for the BBC, going on to become a Member of Parliament but has now returned to his first love, military history. Having walked many of the battlefields of the British Army, his greatest expertise lies in the Crimean War, the Indian Mutiny, the Afghan Wars, the First World War and in the Second World War particularly the Italian Campaign. Published several times, he has just completed his first trio of novels concerning the mid Victorian period and he is now working on another three revolving around Casino, Anzio and Gothic Line fighting of 1944.


William D’Arcy

William has an MA in History from Cambridge University. He subsequently pursued a career in the city as an Investment Banker, Journalist, and in Executive Search. Upon retirement from the city he set up a mountain guiding business in Chamonix. His particular areas of expertise include the Crimean Campaign, Ireland, The Peninsular Campaign,  Monte Cassino and the Vallee Blanche.  He will be leading the physical elements of any tour.

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