Lieutenant-Colonel Gareth Davies - Tanks in the Great War

15 November 2017 14:48

Lieutenant-Colonel Gareth Davies
Subject: Tanks in the Great War

Gareth spent 28 years in the British Army before retiring in 2015. He served as a tank and reconnaissance troop leader commander, CBRN squadron commander, staff officer, and instructor. He has taught at Sandhurst, at the Land Warfare School, and at the Joint Services Command and Staff College; he served twice in the Ministry of Defence, in the Operations area and the Equipment Capability area; and his last job in the Army was as a doctrine writer.

He has served on operations in the Balkans and the Middle East. He is a graduate of Advanced Command and Staff Course and he has a Master’s Degree in Defence Studies from Kings College London. Gareth is a keen student of twentieth-century warfare and he regularly speaks to groups and leads tours. His interests include command, learning, and technology; the Great War in France & Flanders, Italy and Palestine; Second World War combined arms actions of 1944 and 1945; and tanks – because a day without a tank is a day wasted. His first book, on tanks in 1917, will be published by Helion in 2018.