SCS Annual Meeting in London, 2016

Saturday 8th October saw the annual gathering of members in London. This commenced with the customary wreath laying at the Cenotaph to remember the men and women of the BSF who served and, in particular, those who died during the campaign or from the results of injury or disease.

Photograph: SCS members lay wreaths at the Cenotaph on behalf of the Society, in remembrance of those who fell in this neglected campaign.
SCS members lay wreaths at the Cenotaph on Saturday 08 October 2016 on behalf of the Society, in remembrance of those who fell in this neglected campaign. Photograph by SCS Membership Secretary, Keith Edmonds.

This was followed by a social gathering at the Civil Service Club in Great Scotland Yard (close to the site of the recruiting centre where many enlisted for the Great War). Once suitably refreshed, a splendid turnout of over 40 members and friends met in the aptly named Trafalgar Room, to hear Professor Eric Grove give a fascinating and illuminating talk entitled, Salonika – The Naval Dimension.

After this, the annual general meeting was held with reports from the Society’s officers who, in a spirit of unanimity and support worthy of North Korea, were all re-elected to office:

 

  • Chairman – Alan Wakefield
  • Secretary – Viv John
  • Treasurer – Ray Brownson
  • Membership Secretary – Keith Edmonds
  • Editor of The New Mosquito – Tim Mole
  • Web Editor – Robin Braysher
Photograph: wreaths laid by the SCS at the Cenotaph in Whitehall on Saturday 08 October 2016.
SCS Annual Meeting 2016: wreaths laid at the Cenotaph in Whitehall on Saturday 08 October 2016. Photograph by SCS Membership Secretary, Keith Edmonds.

Author: SCS Web Editor

Robin Braysher joined the SCS in 2003 and soon after became editor of the Society's journal, 'The New Mosquito', a role he held until 2008. He then became the Society's web editor, a role he seems unable to shake off. His interest in the campaign comes from his grandfather, Fred, who served as a cyclist with the BSF from 1915-1917, mainly in the Struma valley.

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