This website is dedicated to the memory of our dear friend Paul Thatcher who sadly passed away in June 2022.
Paul was one of our original founding members. His considerable singing and guitar playing skills will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
An entertaining romp through the World Wars in anecdotes and song
to give you "something to write home about"
and to date raised more than £10,000 for Forces Charities
"... We thank the Trench Raiders for a very entertaining evening. With your entertainment we raised £365 for the Poppy Appeal" (British Legion)
".. We would like to say a huge thank you to the Trench Raiders for a wonderful evening of stories and song. The evening was very well attended and received very positive and enthusiastic feedback from the audience. It was a great success and as a result we have been able to make a donation of £500.00 to the local branch of the Royal British Legion" (Rotary Club)
"..Thank you and congratulations on raising £500 from your evening of entertainment. This will help provide lifelong support for our Forces and their families" (SSAFA)
"..On behalf of the members and their guests who attended the performance by “The Trench Raiders” on Friday last, may I personally thank you for a superb evening's entertainment".
"....What a wonderful evening we had singing along with the Trench Raiders at Belbroughton Church Hall .
The Hall was filled and the audience joined in with gusto singing along to the memorable songs, and also being reminded of the sad and humorous times that war can bring.
We listened to the events of WW2; after the concert many asked as to when the next WW1 concert would be.
Well done to you all for the professional way you deliver your show"
(Gaye Hadley Charity organiser)
"..The concert was brilliant. We had an excellent night out. You can't beat a good 'ole sing along"
"....even the most vociferous critic of anything has emailed to say their table thoroughly enjoyed the evening".