Join us for an interesting presentation by Colonel Nicholas John Lipscombe, followed by a drink and a wonderful Sunday lunch

An accomplished historian, author and lecturer, Nicolas Lipscombe MSc FRHistS served for 34 years in the British Army, Royal Artillery, and witnessed considerable operational duty with the British and American armies.

Made a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 2016, he has concentrated on the Napoleonic Wars, and the Peninsular War in particular. Now working on projects associated with the English Civil War, he is a tutor at the University of Oxford, Department of Continuing Education and an active member of numerous historical societies.

His works include the Daily Telegraph award-winning Peninsular War Atlas and Concise History, Wellington’s Guns, Wellington Invades France, the official Waterloo 200 Bicentenary compendium and, most recently, Wellington’s Eastern Front. His latest project is Atlas and Concise History of the Wars of the English Civil Wars. Like the Peninsular War Atlas, it is a very large project and is being conducted in conjunction with the Battlefields Trust, the Scottish Battlefields Trust and the National Civil War Centre.


10:15-10:50 – Coffee in Officers’ Mess
11:00-12:00 – Presentation
12:00-12:45 – Drinks in the Officers’ Mess
12:45-14:30 – Lunch
By 15:00 – Guests depart

The event will be held at The Officers Mess, Thatcham, on the 24th October 2021


Tickets are £40.00 per head. Download the following form to book your place.

Address: The Officers Mess, Denison Barracks Hermitage, Thatcham RG18 9TP


For more information please call Brigadier Peter Walker on either Tel: 01189 712409 or Email:

We hope to see you there for a wonderful time of fascinating history and delicious lunch.