Our Company

Steve and Susan Guided Battlefield Tours


Guided Battlefield Tours Ltd is owned and operated by Steve and Susan Cocks. We are totally committed to excellence in the quality of our battlefield tours; each tour is the result of careful research and meticulous planning.  We have operated battlefield tours to World War 1 and World War 2 sites in France, Belgium and Holland since 2008 and have led around 200 group tours.  In addition, we have provided regular bespoke tours for families and individuals who wish to retrace the footsteps of family members while serving in the forces in the two world wars. Our clients have come from around the world, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA.

Through running a successful company over a long period, we have gained have extensive knowledge and experience in the organisation of tours to the World War 1 battlefields in France and Belgium. We have led tours not only to popular World 1 sites, such as Ypres and the Somme, but less visited areas, such as Arras, Loos, Neuve Chapelle, Cambrai and Mons. We have also led regular tours to World War Two sites, including Dunkirk, the D Day Landings, the Battle for Normandy and Arnhem.

Our battlefield tours are inspired by a passion for history and a deep appreciation of the sacrifice of past generations. We want your battlefield tour to be memorable in helping to appreciate what WW1 and WW2 meant for those involved. We also want your tour to be special to you and to meet your particular interest.

Steve Cocks

Steve is a History graduate and was Head of History before he became a secondary school Headteacher. He has a long-standing interest in the First World War, in which his grandfather served for four years, and a passion for twentieth century history and the Second World War, in which his uncle served in the RAF and was awarded the DFC. He has led tours to the battlefields for over 20 years and uses his in-depth knowledge of the history of the 1st and 2nd World Wars to bring the sites to life. Steve is a badged member of the Guild of Battlefield Guides.

Susan Cocks

Susan studied both History and English at university and has worked as a Head of English and Assistant Headteacher.   She achieved an MA in First World War Studies with Birmingham University and has a deep interest in the poetry and literature of The Great War. Susan is an Associated Member of the Guild of Battlefield Guides.