SCS Annual Meeting and Wreath Laying, 2017

Saturday 7th 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.

Two wreaths laid by members of the SCS at the Cenotaph, Whitehall, on Saturday, 7th October 2017. Photo by Keith Edmonds.
Wreaths laid by members of the SCS at the Cenotaph, Whitehall, on Saturday, 7th October 2017. Photo by Keith Edmonds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was followed by a social gathering at the Civil Service Club, the annual meeting – at which the Committee was returned unopposed once again! – and a splendid talk by Dr Aimée Fox of King’s College London, entitled Thomas Cook Tourists: The experience of Inter-Theatre Service in the Sideshow Theatres. On the basis of this talk, which encouraged a stimulating discussion, Aimée’s forthcoming book – Learning to Fight – is to be eagerly anticipated.

Author: scswebeditor

Robin Braysher joined the SCS in 2003 and from 2008 has been the Society's web editor. His interest in the campaign comes from his grandfather, Fred, who served as a cyclist with the BSF from 1915 to 1917, mainly in the Struma valley. Robin hands over the role in October 2021 to Andy Hutt. Andy's interest in the campaign comes from his grandfather, Arthur, who served as a Royal Engineer from 1916-1918. All posts prior to February 2021 are by Robin. Opinions expressed in these posts are personal and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Society.

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