Your Guide – Graeme Cooper
Graeme Cooper has been battlefield guiding since 1995 and now operates Cooper's Waterloo Tours, a family run business specialising in tailored tours of the Napoleonic Campaign battlefields of the Peninsular War and Waterloo for adults, and leadership training for the military.
A Fellow of the International Napoleonic Society (FINS), Graeme qualified as a Waterloo Campaign Guide with Les Guides 1815 in 1998.
Graeme's interest in the Waterloo Campaign was sparked by his late lecturers and renowned military historians and authors, Professor Richard Holmes and Dr David Chandler. This intrigue has maintained his fascination for the Campaign and a strong concern for the preservation of the battlefield, which he first visited in 1973.
In November 2003, Graeme founded The International Guild of Battlefield Guides and was the Secretary up until November 2009 when he became the first member of the Guild to be elected to the Roll of Honour for his services to the Guild.
In May 2006, he started Corporate Battlefields, a business leadership training company for corporate management.
Graeme is a recognised Great War and WW2 Guide, member of the Battlefields Trust and former Chairman of the British Army of the Rhine Branch of the Western Front Association. He is married with a son and daughter. He lives in Essex with his family and plays golf when battle time permits.