Our guides

Our highly experienced and knowledgeable guides are dedicated historians who will help to bring your tour to life.

Their intimate knowledge of the campaigns and events is second to none and this will help to provide the context in which so many made the ultimate sacrifice. Our guides can also, on prior request, research individual family members who may have fallen and provide a personalised version of events.

Here's a brief introduction to just a few of the many experienced guides we have.


Mike Bradley

Mike BradleyMike Bradley is a retired Army officer who has given 44 years service. He has travelled the world and lived in many interesting places such as Singapore and Malaysia, Libya, Germany and Belize.

His main interest is Second World War military history, particularly the war in Europe, the Far East and North Africa. Mike enjoys the company of all the interesting people that he meets on tours with the Legion, and is now an experienced tour guide of over 12 years.

Peter McLelland

Peter McLellandAfter 37 years as an Infantry officer and five years in the defence industry, Peter started guiding for the Legion five years ago. He has already taken a number of tours and Journeys of Remembrance to the Western Front including the moving Armistice ceremony in Ypres. He has also taken junior soldiers and veterans to Normandy on a number of occasions.

In the last year he has added Central and North East Italy to his repertoire.

Colin Parslow

Colin ParslowColin Parslow is a retired Army officer who has given over 30 years service as an Infantry Soldier. He, like Mike Bradley and Mike Cartwright, has travelled the world and lived in Canada, West Africa, Cyprus, Malta, Germany and Northern Ireland.

Colin has been a tour manager and guide for The Royal British Legion sine 1999, specialising in WW1 including Northern Italy and Gallipoli, taking a wide range of groups from veterans to school children.

Mike Cartwright

Mike CartwrightMike Cartwright is a retired Army officer who has worked for The Royal British Legion and other forces charities for over ten years.

During his Army Service he travelled extensively in Europe, the Middle East and Far East and was on the staff of the British Embassy in Seoul, Republic of Korea. He has many years’ experience as a tour manager with parties of veterans.