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.
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.