BTSYM Site visits

The BTSYM organises regular site visits

Visit to historic WW1 Battle Sites and Tunnels

After scheduling conflicts last summer, the BTSYM is again organising a trip to the Somme in France to visit famous battle sites and explore tunnels used in underground warfare.

The trip will be supported by several members of the Durand Group who presented on this topic at a BTSYM evening meeting last year. (Watch their talk here on our Youtube channel: We are targeting the weekend of September 6th to 8th. The final date might vary as a result to changes in Durand’s schedule and we are also considering an extended/more relaxed trip. Please register your interest through the link below if you would like to attend. We hope to have a mix of BTS and BTSYM members.

When: Friday 6th Sep. to Sunday 8th (core) possible extension including Thursday or Monday subject to interest.

To register     Complete the form or contact Thomas Macgowan (Please register as by Friday 19th July)

Proposed Itinerary:


9am: Meet at Ebbsfleet International, drive in hired van/coach to LeShuttle

Noon: Maison Blanche

Afternoon: Vimy Ridge

Evening: Arras


Morning: Somme Battlefield Tour

Afternoon: Wellington Cave

Evening: Arras


Morning: Hullach Tunnels

5pm: LeShuttle. Drop off at Ebbsfleet International


Cost: The estimated cost is £200-£250 per person including transport, food, accommodation and entertainment.

Contact: Thomas Macgowan ( or