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UK First World War Surgery & Treatment Day

Tour Introduction

The Trenches are much closer than you think

This immersive, hands-on experience will help your students develop a far deeper understanding of the events, experience and legacy of the First World War. What’s more, for those schools teaching courses on treatment and care of the wounded on the British Sector of the Western Front 1914-1918, it will provide an unrivalled opportunity to explore the various stages of the Chain of Evacuation without having to take them abroad!

This unique programme, delivered in conjunction with our friends at the WorkSecure Group, includes:

  • A chance to meet the Recruiting Sergeant and see him in action as he tries to persuade your ‘men’ to sign-up for the British Expeditionary Force.
  • An opportunity for some square bashing and a lesson from the Drill Sergeant on how to handle those weapons available to the Tommies of the British Army.
  • A recreated First World War Advanced Dressing Station where you will have a chance to meet, and ask questions of, the Medical Officer. He can talk to you about battlefield wounds, injuries and illnesses were treated and cover the new techniques and technologies introduced during the war.
  • A recreation of a military cemetery, complete with replica grave markers, where you may meet the Padre, who can talk to you about their role in the Chain of Evacuation, how the Fallen are buried and the role of the War Graves Commission.

The tour can cover themes including:

  • health and hygiene in the trenches
  • illness, injuries and treatment on the Western Front
  • battlefield wounds; medical treatment on the battlefield
  • the casualty evacuation process: from front line to Blighty
  • What happened to those who did not make it?
  • The role and ethos of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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Tour Information


  • UK

Key Locations:

  • Essex

Transport Options:

  • Coach


  • 1 day

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Farlington School

Farlington School

Price Includes:

  • Admission to our recreated First World War encampment
  • Dedicated admin support throughout
  • An executive coach for your exclusive use
  • 1 free teacher place for every 10 paying students
  • Our covid-19 promise to you

Topics Supported

These tours support all programmes of study and specifications covering:

Trench warfare and trench construction.

Issues of health and hygiene in the trenches

The nature of battlefield wounds

Medical treatment on the battlefield

The Chain of Evacuation

How do you move casualties and where to?

The role of the RAMC

Infection, trauma and blood loss

Gas - its effects and treatment

For further information on our tours, to check availability or for a
no-obligation quote please call +44 (0) 1376 574130.

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