SCS April Salonika Battlefield Tour: 12-17 April 2019 

After our popular 2017 tour and the numerous military units we have led to this stunning battlefield, with the help of recognized authority on the Campaign and author of Under the Devil’s Eye, Alan Wakefield, Battle Honours are pleased to announce this small group walking tour in connection with the Salonika Campaign Society.

Offering an in-depth study of the British part of the Salonika Front through a series of walks, visits to memorials, cemeteries and forgotten trench lines the tour will be led by Alan Wakefield.

Limited to just 20 participants the tour will cover the construction of the Birdcage defence line, operations in the Struma Valley including the 1916 attacks on the Karajakois, Yenikoi and Tumbitza Farm along with the well planned capture of Homondos in 1917. The winter 1915 fight on Kosturino Ridge and the two Battles of Doiran in 1917 and 1918 will also feature as we follow in the footsteps of 10th (Irish) Division, 22nd, 26th, 27th, 28th and 60th (London) Divisions who played a key role in this often overlooked campaign of the Great War.

If you are not a member of the Salonika Campaign Society, you can still book and your Society membership will be included by Battle Honours.

This tour is Full Board with packed lunches and evening meals all included.

Price: To be confirmed (non flights option is available)

For more details please contact Battle Honours Limited:
Suite L, Astonbury Farm Business Park
Aston (near Stevenage)
Hertfordshire SG2 7EG

Tel: +44 (0)1438 880725
Email: enquiries@battle-honours.co.uk

Ottoman period building at Tumbitza Farm in the Struma valley - possibly used by the farm manager - near the modern, small town of Neos Skopos. Photograph taken by Robin Braysher in March 2016.
Ottoman period building at Tumbitza Farm in the Struma valley – possibly used by the farm manager – near the modern, small town of Neos Skopos. Photograph taken by Robin Braysher in March 2016.

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.

2 thoughts on “SCS April Salonika Battlefield Tour: 12-17 April 2019 ”

  1. My father Dr.John P.Moran was with
    the RAMC in the Balkans Campaign
    ? 1916/17
    From Sligo Ireland

    1. A search of the online WW1 Medal Index Card records at the National Archives brings up nine men all called John Moran who served as privates in the RAMC. Showing just one of the difficulties in researching an ancestor who served in the First World War!

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