Testimonials

Testimonials

The testimonials below are from some of our satisfied clients who have travelled on a Battlefield Tour with Galina International.

Waterloo Company, The Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst –

“I write to express our thanks for your guidance during the battlefield tour to Waterloo. You are a clear master of your profession. I was also thoroughly impressed by the way that you were able to bring real colour to the history of the battle and to make it relevant to the educational needs of Officer Cadets nearly two hundred years later.”
Major Hugo Clark

Band of the Life Guards, Windsor –

“I am writing to express our gratitude to your company for a very smooth running and successful tour. Thank you once again and we look forward to using you again in the future.”
Danny Carter, LCoH

350 Field Squadron RE, Norwich –

“I have travelled with Galina a number of times. I wish to praise Terry, the driver – his knowledge and ability are fantastic. I cannot praise him highly enough, please pass on my gratitude to him.
I have already been approached to organise other tours to Europe. I will contact you as soon as details become clear.”
Phillip Brazier

224 Pembroke Yeomanry Transport Squadron RLC (V) –

“Can you please thank Barry & Co. for a fantastic time last weekend? We had a great time and look forward to next year’s event.”
Major Neil Coombes

335 Medical Evacuation Regiment, York –

“Galina will certainly be my first choice the next time we decide to visit a battlefield.
Colonel Chris Best’s knowledge of the area ensured that the very best was made of our short time there.”
Captain Sue Garland

205 (Scottish) Field Hospital (V), Glasgow –

“The organisation was excellent and all the administrative elements went like clockwork. Having Colonel Chris Best as our guide was truly excellent as his depth of knowledge and love of the subject shone through. The consensus of those attending this tour was that we should not wait too long before organising the next one. Be assured we will use Galina for this purpose given our experience last weekend.”
Lt. Col. Roderick Neilson

201 (Northern) Field Hospital (V), Newcastle-upon-Tyne –

“On behalf of Lt. Colonel Mike Massam and all those who participated on the Battle of Agincourt Tour, a big thank you. Neil Anderson was a first class courier. Jamie, the coach driver, was a great ambassador for your company, showing an abundance of patience and understanding with a coach full of medical professionals. We are currently planning next year’s tour and I am sure will be in touch in due course. But once again, a most heartfelt thanks for a most excellent tour in France.”
Captain A. M. Fitzgerald

100 (Yeomanry) Regiment RA (V), Luton –

“Thank you very much for organising our battlefield tour. I only wish that we were able to spend more time. However, this was more than made up for with the expert knowledge, various films and archive documentaries that Ian, our tour guide, produced. Very many thanks.”
Regimental Sergeant Major K. D. A. Trevelyan

Old Bristolians, Bristol –

“Just a note to say that we had an excellent visit to the Somme. Altogether an excellent short tour and thank you for your help and support.”
Dr. Colin Bayne-Jardine

The Staffordshire Regiment, Hednesford Branch –

“Just a note to thank you for the excellent service you provided for our recent trip to the Normandy battlefields. We had a fantastic time, Ian Taylor was excellent and made our trip come to life with his knowledge of our regiment’s involvement in the D-Day Landings. All-in-all it was the best trip our branch has undertaken. This was due to yourselves and the service you provided. Once again, on behalf of all our members, thank you for a wonderful trip.”
T. Evans, Social Secretary

The Royal Engineers Association, Maidstone Branch –

“As with all the other tours you have arranged for me this one was organised with all of your usual efficiency. Everyone who came has expressed their gratitude and also wished me to convey their thanks.”
George R. Batts, Hon. Treasurer

The Royal British Legion, Stourbridge –

“Please find enclosed a certificate of appreciation for the fantastic tour of Normandy in August on behalf of the above R.B.L. branch. The members are still talking about it.”
Mr. A. P. Wilding, Chairman

The Parachute Regiment Association, Royal Cornwall Branch –

“I would like, on behalf of my members, to thank Galina for a wonderful trip. We would be only too glad to use and recommend your company. Thank you once again for your service.”
Tom French, Branch Secretary

Comrades Association, The Royal Welch Fusiliers, Wrexham –

“The resounding success of the visit was due in no small part to Mr. Steve Carver, our driver.  Our guide, Brian Ferguson, could not have been more helpful and again did a marvellous job. Should you require a recommendation for either of these gentlemen, please do not hesitate to use my name.”
A. Ellingham, Major (Retd)

HQ Squadron 36th (Eastern) Signal Regiment, Ilford –

“Those who attended the tour have reported the excellence of the whole package and have requested that we use your company for future tours. This we certainly will! May I also offer to act as a referee for other units who require one and assure you that we will recommend your company at every opportunity.”
WO2, D. G. Tranham for OC

F (Royal Green Jackets) Company, London –

“I am writing on behalf of the Officer Commanding, Major M. Torbica, and the men of the F(RGJ) Company to thank you very much for the excellent tour package Galina provided for F(RGJ) Company. I am informed by all that attended the tour that this was the best battlefield tour they have ever been on. I will most certainly be coming back to Galina to see what they are offering prior to going anywhere else!”
Captain Mike Nelson, PSAO

Defence Chemical Biological Radiological & Nuclear Centre, Salisbury –

“Don’t be surprised to be contacted by one of us again quite soon for next year’s trip.”
Squadron Leader, Adam Bogg

Defence Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Centre, Salisbury –

“May I, on behalf of the Defence NBC Centre, pass on our thanks to your company for organising an excellent battlefield tour. The administration was perfect and it was a thoroughly enjoyable three days. Duncan Byrne, our Tour Guide, provided a first class service and I have no reservations in either using your company in the future or recommending you to others.”
Captain F. W. Greenhow

1 Cheshire Regiment, BFPO –

“Excellent tour, very happy, just what I ordered.”
Major Angus Henderson

33 Engineer Regiment, Wimbish –

“I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for acting as our guide in Normandy last week on Exercise Normandy Impact. A great couple of days.”
Lieutenant Colonel A. G. L. Troulan RE

33 Field Hospital, Gosport –

“Thank you for imparting your knowledge and your overall management of the visit itself. I look forward to meeting you again on the now quiet beaches of Normandy.”
Major R. Stephens, RADC

33 Field Hospital, Gosport –

“Courier very knowledgeable, briefs on battlefields were of a high standard.”
Major P. D. Capanni

SPS Branch HQ 16 Air Assault Brigade, Colchester –

“Exercise WIPERS WALKABOUT was an educational and emotional visit. Those who participated will never forget the scale of sacrifice or the stories of heroism that were brought to life for us by Colonel Best”.
WO1 S.E. Clark for Comd.

LWCTG (G) ARTAT, BFPO –

“I would like to thank you for your help and guidance throughout the whole process of booking through to the execution of the tour.”
WO2 Marc Davies

335 Medical Evacuation Regiment (V), York –

“I am writing to thank you and your team for the excellent way we have been dealt with during our recent battlefield study trip to France. All your staff that we had dealings with, without exception, went out of their way to accommodate all our requirements and, on occasions, at short notice. Many thanks again for the excellent service.”
Lieutenant Colonel C. Whittaker

9 Parachute Squadron RE, Woodbridge –

“I would like to thank you for organising such an excellent package. I will certainly recommend you to other units within this Regiment and I will without doubt contact you again when we decide to undertake another battlefield tour.”
Sgt. D. C. Jones, OPS SNCO

Defence College of Electro-Mechanical Engineering REME Arms School, Arborfield –

“I thank you and your company for the professional manner and courtesy in dealing with ourselves in respect of our tour.”
Sgt. Roberts 15, ACFC SI.

535 Specialist Team RE (Works) 25 Engineer Regiment BFPO –

“The tour was a fantastic success. My hat goes off to you in your selection of tour guide – Mr Ian Taylor is a real find and he will be long remembered by all who embarked on this tour. Your company far exceeded our expectations and, as such, I will have no hesitation in promoting them to future regiments I visit.”
SSgt S. Turner

Round Tower, Belfast –

“Just a note to thank you again for your advice, patience and organisation in respect of our Round Tower trip. Everyone was impressed with the arrangements, which all ran smoothly. It was truly a memorable trip for all involved.”
Mr. Mervyn Gibson

Queens 9 Platoon, ITC Catterick –

“The tour was thoroughly enjoyable. Our Commanding Officer was impressed with what he saw.”
Captain APG Jones

Training Officer, C (Cheshire Yeomanry) Squadron, Chester –

“The tour was a huge success. Everything went exactly to time, just perfect. I would have no hesitation in using Galina again or in recommending you to others.”
Captain Mark Hodgkinson

RA Headquarters Theatre Troops, Netheravon, Salisbury –

“I am writing to thank you for all your assistance in helping to make Theatre Troop’s battlefield study of Waterloo, Ypres and Dunkirk such a success. The Young Officers learnt a great deal and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I would be grateful if you could pass on a special thank you to our driver, Terry Dunne. He was invariably friendly, helpful and courteous.”
Major R. C. G. Shepherd

The Regimental Association of the Ulster Defence Regiment, Coleraine Branch –

“I wish to thank you for the work you did on my behalf for our trip to Normandy. Everyone was very pleased with the hotel and the tour. The tour courier had a first-rate knowledge of the area. The coach driver went out of his way to assist us to go where we required. We were very pleased with the service provided. Thank you once again.”
J. D. Trussler

Royal Tank Regiment, Scarborough Branch –

“Just a quick note to say thank you for all your hard work in getting us to Cambrai. The driver and guide were outstanding. Will use Galina again.”
Paul Ramsay

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