The GBG was formed in 2003. Graeme Cooper, ex Green Howards and now the GBG Secretary, was promoting the idea during the Battlefields Trust's ( www.battlefieldstrust.com ) annual conference at Arnhem in 2002. Richard Holmes is Patron of both organisations.
The GBG is backed by the tour companies and the Guides who run the Royal British Legion's Remembrance Travel/Poppy Travel. If you have the urge to become a Battlefield Guide, the GBG is the place to find out whats involved and the standards required.
The RBL are looking for ex military guides for military and civilian tours. If you have some expertise then you might find the RBL's military tours very rewarding. The RBL take Army Recruits on the "Realities of War" tour where they look at the Army's Core Values in the context of soldiers' experiences in the World Wars.
Send me a PM if you are interested in finding out more.