Guest Speaker Spotlight

Major Gordon Corrigan regularly features as a guest speaker on the Golden Eagle train and has presented a selection of online lectures for us during the pandemic, which we would highly recommend watching back if you missed the opportunity to watch them live.

He spent most of his adult life as an officer of the Royal Gurkha Rifles in the British Army, serving mainly in the Far East, but also in Cyprus, Berlin, Belize and Northern Ireland. He is now a professional military historian and the author of a number of books on subjects including the First and Second World Wars and the Hundred Years War to name a few. His next book Tipping Points – Battles that Changed History will be published in 2022 (gordoncorrigan.com).

Russian History lectures

You can travel with Major Corrigan on the following departures in 2022:

Winter Wonderland Trans-Siberian by Steam

Republics of the Silk Road

Trans-Mongolian Express (Eastbound + Westbound)

Trans-Siberian Express (24 July + 6 August)

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