AFTWF Charity

Extract from an Ottoman map of Gallipoli (Source: Wikipedia)

Away from the Western Front is a registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation (number 1167582) established in 2016, with its registered office in Cambridgeshire. It is governed by a Board of Trustees and it does not employ any staff.

The objectives of Away from the Western Front are:

  • to advance the education of the public in the subject of the origins, events and legacy of World War One away from the Western Front, particularly in relation to campaigns fought by the British in battlefields such as Salonika and the Balkans, Gallipoli, Italy, Africa and Middle East regions including Mesopotamia, Egypt and Palestine
  • to ensure through study and commemoration that all those who fought in those campaigns are not forgotten, in such ways as the charity trustees think fit, including:
    • by providing information
    • by raising awareness
    • by carrying out research
    • by supporting others to help achieve our objects

Our Trustees:

  • David Crampin CBE is retired, having held senior positions in the Admiralty and the Ministry of Defence as Head of Central Services, with extensive experience in finance, contract management, quality control, logistics and training.
  • Lyn Edmonds is a retired Chartered Library and Information professional with senior NHS experience in the East of England and at Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Lyn is the Project Director for the Away from the Western Front project. Lyn has previously managed two other Heritage Lottery Fund projects, the Gallipoli Centenary Education Project (2014-16) and the Papworth Heritage Centre (from 2012-14). Lyn also played a key role in the UK’s national Gallipoli Centenary Commemorations in 2015.
  • Alan Wakefield is Head of First World War and Early 20th-Century Conflict at the Imperial War Museum, having previously been Section Head of Photographs, responsible for the curatorial team managing the IWM Photograph Archive. Alan writes and lectures on various aspects of military history, with particular emphasis on the First World War and is an expert on the campaigns in Salonika and Mesopotamia.
  • Steve Warburton is Principal at Greater Peterborough University Technical College and his main areas of expertise are School Leadership, Information Communications Technology in Education, Innovation, Academy and new school development, school improvement and International Education. Steve’s historical interests are focused on the First World War and he lectures regularly to audiences across the UK via the Western Front Association and the Gallipoli Association.

Would you like to support us?

We are a registered charity in England and Wales and receive no public subsidy; donations of any size would be gratefully received.  To support our work or to enquire about how to get involved with our initiatives please contact Lyn Edmonds: aftwf1418@gmail.com

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