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Posted By: Steve Doughty On: 30th January 2011
"Dave has such an extensive knowledge of military history, and his abilty to impart this is fun and very informative.
He is always respectful with the facts and all the little details make it a must for any fan of Military history, always very humbling to hear of the sacrifices made by the service men involved.
Highly reccomended!"
Posted By: Nigel Mee On: 27th January 2011
"I have been on several military tours with Dave and I can genuiely state that you will not meet a more committed, knowledgeable, and humerous person to take you on a tour it's action packed from the moment you wake up, his knowledge on anything war related in my opinion is second to none making your time spent with him engrossing and fun."
Posted By: Lt Col S D Matthews - Dep Comdt - Derbyshire ACF (Mercian) On: 26th January 2011
"Derbyshire ACF took a party of Adults and Cadets to the dedication of a Sherwood Foresters Memorial erected at the Tyne Cot Cemetery in Belgium on the Passchendale Ridge in memory of the 11,409 men of the Sherwood Foresters who died on active service on the Western Front during the Great War.
Dave was the tour guide for the event and provided detailed information packs supplemented with in depth briefings. His enthusiasm and knowledge about the battlefields and the events that took place is excellent. His ability to quote facts and figures and produce extracts from journals and publications also adds to the experience. He spends time on research prior to any tour to ensure that each one is unique and a memorable experience. The feedback from the cadets was very complementary and thanks to Dave's attention to detail all who attended the tour enjoyed a very thought provoking and enjoyable weekend. Dave is highly recommended as a tour guide and we will certainly use him to host battlefield tours for the cadets in the future."
Posted By: Nige Smith On: 14th January 2011
"I have been on many battlefield tours with Dave, each one is unique, exciting and the facts and stories very interesting.
Last year we visited a location and Dave produced WW2 items loaned from a family friend. He told the story of the soldier who the items belonged to and his experiences during the war making it all very personal and meaningful.
Dave is very knowledgeable, has a good sense of humour and is the best tour guide. Highly recommended."
Posted By: Leigh Gardner On: 13th January 2011
"Dave Platt is the real deal. There are loads of battlefield tour operators out there, and most of them are academics - that wasnt what I was looking for. Daves approach (as a REME Warrant Officer) is two-fold: firstly from military strategy perspective (the battles objectives and reasoning behind the offensices); and secondly from the viewpoint of 'on-the-ground' soldiers (even cited from soldiers personal diaries). His research is faultless, and he takes you to not only the known areas, but more importantly to those key areas of the battles which arent widely known. The fact that Dave does these tour on a bike is a plus for me, as id happily go on one of his tours if it wasnt.
Looking forward to the WW2 battlefield tour this year Dave!"