SCS Salonika Battlefield Tour: 12-17 April 2019 

There are still a few places available on the April battlefield tour. Run under the auspices of the well respected battlefield tours company, Battle Honours, the tour will as always be led by SCS Chairman, Alan Wakefield. The tour offers 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.

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.

Photograph - Typical terrain in 60 Divisional area. © Harry Fecitt
Typical terrain in 60 Divisional area. © Harry Fecitt




Dates: 12 to 17 April 2019

Price: £1400 | £1200 non-flight | Single Supplement +£140

This tour is full board with packed lunches and evening meals included.

For more details please contact:

Battle Honours Limited
Suite L, Astonbury Farm Business Park
Aston (nr Stevenage)

Tel: +44 (0)1438 880725

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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