WHO ARE STAFFRIDE?




STAFFRIDE are the only Battlefield Tour Operator in the United Kingdom who specialise in the provision of Battlefield Study for the military. While other travel companies will cater for the military client, they will do this in parallel to their more conventional tour programme. At STAFFRIDE we are different, we understand and are passionate about the utility of military history. Our team know and believe in the value of battlefield study and we are solely focussed on the support of our military clients.  Working with STAFFRIDE offers the assurance of working to a single agency for your exercise, the simplicity of end to end administration by that agency, all of which is underpinned by the assurance of ATOL & TTA protection. 

STAFFRIDE is built on the soundest of foundations. The company has it’s roots in the success of Battle Honours Ltd, an award winning Battlefield Tour Operator launched in 2005 by co-owners Julian Whippy and Clive Harris. Since thier very first walking tour in 2005 Battle Honours has grown into one of the most dynamic Battlefield Tour Operators in the UK market. Widely acclaimed, Battle Honours is now regarded by many as the UK market leader in the provision of bespoke battlefield tours for adult groups.  

An indication of the company’s reputation for quality is it’s longstanding partnership with the Western Front Association and the Gallipoli Association, both of whom have appointed Battle Honours as their recommended Tour Operator. Our reputation is not just based on the historical content of our tours and Battlefield Studies, over the past ten years we have developed an exceptional administrative team that mans our company office in Stevenage.  Alongside the development of an unrivalled product range for the civilian market Battle Honours has regularly worked in the military sector. We have experience in the delivery of the full spectrum of military tour whether it be a battlefield tour for a regimental or ex-service association, a veterans club, Battlefield Studies for minor or major units, or a Staff Ride for a formation headquarters. Our experience with military clients convinced us that there was a real need for a tour operator that was entirely focussed on the provision of top quality military tours. This and our long-held belief that battlefield study offers an opportunity for training and education of the highest value, led to the decision to launch a standalone tour operator dedicated to serving the international military community. 

STAFFRIDE was conceived by Julian, Clive and Mike Peters all of whom are Co-Directors of what is an exciting and ground-breaking company. Mike joined Julian and Clive when he retired from the Army and brings with him a unique mix of operational experience spanning over thirty years and an equally extensive track record of delivering Battlefield Studies and Staff Rides inside and outside the military. At STAFFRIDE we believe that the combination of our proven track record in the mainstream battlefield tour industry and our knowledge and understanding of the unique needs of the military are unrivalled. In addition, STAFFRIDE is a partner with the International Guild of Battlefield Guides, a partnership based on shared professional values and the maintenance of high technical  standards for battlefield guides. A glance at our Orbat and Academic Support pages on this website will leave you in no doubt as to the quality of the guides and academics available to our clients.