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Jersey War Tours started in 2012 with a little website and Facebook page Phil made called "Traces of War Jersey" Its only aim was to share photos and information from the WWII Occupation of Jersey. From there we have developed it into a small operation capable of funding our ongoing research, projects and most importantly the sharing of less-known stories. It is our ambition to research, educate and maintain  the history of the Second World War Occupation of the Channel Islands and protect it for future generations

Jersey War Tours is Registered with the Jersey Financial Services Commission as a Non-Profit Organisation - NPO1207

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Philip Marett

Co-Founder

Living in Jersey and being part of a very old Jersey Family, Phil was never far away from bunkers and stories from the war. Phil’s Great Grandfather served in the Royal Militia of the Island of Jersey during the First World War, and he and Phil’s Grandparents remained on the Island during the WW2 Occupation by the Germans. Phil’s father, David, inspired his interest in photography and after finishing college, he started work in the photography industry. After years of learning about cameras and film development, Phil changed direction and began working in Finance. This change did not stop his love of photography, which became more and more focused on Jersey’s Military heritage. After finding nothing online about the WWII sites in Jersey that Phil was documenting, Phil started a Facebook page and a website to share his research work, with a few friends joining and sharing. Soon this page and website grew into something much bigger, Kimberley joined the operation, and the two of them created Jersey War Tours. When not in a bunker or researching, Phil can be found spending time with his wife Sarah and their children Toby and Holly.

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Kimberley Bichard

Co-Founder

Kimberley’s passion for History started at a very young age. Her grandad fought in the Second World War, and she would take any opportunity to ask him questions. Like many people of that generation he was not very talkative, this only added to Kimberley’s curiosity. Kimberley studied history throughout her education, specifically focusing on WWII and Operation Overlord for her A Levels. “Growing up in Jersey you are surrounded by such a rich history you tend to take it for granted”. Kimberley was given her Grandad's war medals many years after he passed, she began to research them and reached out to Phil for a bit of extra help. Kimberley’s passion for history and specifically WWII was reignited and with this she began to help Phil with his research of Jersey specifically the Occupation of the Channel Islands and with that Jersey War Tours was born!

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Luke Bichard

Researcher

Luke first became interested in the second world war through a combination of documentaries on the discovery and history channels as well as through films (such as Enemy at the Gates and Saving Private Ryan) and Video games (Such as Call of Duty World at war and the early medal of honour games). Throughout his adult life, he has taken an interest in photography and videography as well as a professional interest in the technology sector. Being the husband of Kimberley means that Jersey War Tours and the history of Jersey’s occupation have never been too far away.

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Martin K.A Morgan

Historic Advisor 

Martin K.A. Morgan is an author and historian who specializes in military history. He is the author of Down To Earth: The 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Normandy and The Americans on D-Day: A Photographic History of the Normandy Invasion. Martin contributes frequently to World War II Quarterly and The American Rifleman, and he has also written for Aviation History, World War II, World War II History, Armchair General, the Garand Collector’s Association Journal, 39/45 (France) and After the Battle (England). Martin has appeared in television programs relating to historical subjects on the National Geographic Channel, the Discovery Channel, History, H2, the Weather Channel, Syfy, the Outdoor Channel, the Smithsonian Channel, and The Military Channel/The American Heroes Channel. With a background as a park ranger and a museum professional, Martin's experience in public history paved the way for the publishing and broadcasting work he does today. Since 2002, he has been leading battlefield tours around the world, especially in Europe.

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John Liot

Photography Tuition 

John Liot is a professional photographer with 10 years of experience to his name.

 

John graduated from the esteemed school of photography at Falmouth University in 2015. Since then he has had his work published all over the world and has received international recognition for his work. In 2018 John became qualified as an adult education tutor, going on to lead workshops in photography and digital editing, as well as one-to-one tutoring sessions. In 2019 he qualified as a mentor and skills coach.

John is available for workshops on specific elements of photography, as well as one-to-one tuition.

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Volunteers and Supporters  

For opportunities to help please get in touch

We could not keep up with our projects without the help of our volunteers, so a big thank you to all of the folks below who have helped us in many ways over the past years

Malcolm Amy 

Julie Errington

Gary Denton

Andrew Koster 

Clive Browne

Christopher Cameron 

John Bull