What was that thud?

Probably your copy of The New Mosquito landing on the doormat! Issue number 38 – the final centenary issue and the final issue produced by outgoing editor, Tim Mole – is truly epic.

Front cover of 'The New Mosquito' issue number 38, September 2018At a bumper one hundred pages (including covers) Tim has really gone out with a bang! This is a splendid way to commemorate the end of the campaign and the centenary (not forgetting that many men stayed ‘out east’) and is a fitting tribute to the British Salonika Force. At the heart of the issue are 86 (yes 86!) pages of excerpts from The Mosquito, the publication of the Salonika Reunion Association, from 1928 to 1967. Mainly anecdotes and stories – from troopships, to railways, to mules (lots of mules) – these are the authentic voices of the BSF.

If you are a member and haven’t received your copy yet (overseas may take a bit longer) then maybe you haven’t told us of a change of address or you haven’t renewed your membership! Get in touch through our contact page and we will sort it out.

If you’re not a member (why not?) this copy is available to buy at £7.50 (including UK postage) but it’s probably better value to join the Society now (£10 for UK) and look forward to another issue in April 2019.

We thank Tim for all his work as Journal Editor over the past nine years and wish him well for the future. News about our new Journal Editor will follow soon!


Author: Andy Hutt

Andy's interest in the campaign comes from his grandfather, Arthur, who served in Salonika as a sapper with the Royal Engineers from 1916-1918. Opinions expressed in these posts are personal and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Society.

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