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The New Mosquito issue number NM40: September 2019
- Edited by Ian Cochrane
- 32 printed pages (including covers)
- printed and distributed by edinburghprinting.com
The Editor’s Exaspirator
We Are Remembering them
By Soula Protopsalti
In October 2017 a project for the schools of Thessaloniki began. Named Salonika Remembers, it is a cooperative effort between the Britsh Embassy in Athens, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), the Museum of the Macedonian Struggle and the War Museum of Thessaloniki. The aim of the project is the remembrance of all those who gave their lives in the Salonika campaign and who are now buried in northern Greece.
How did the British Salonika Force (BSF) cooperate and integrate logistics, in particular medical provision and transport, with partner nations?
Compiled by Capt. R Weston, 165 Port & Maritime Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps
Serving soldiers examine the challenges faced by the British Salonika Force, which remain very similar to those faced by the British Army today.
32818 James Thornley A/99 R.F.A. – A Soldier’s Life – Part 1. Getting There
By John Taylor
Early life in Preston and enlistment into the RFA as a Driver. The formation of 22nd Division and its landing at Le Havre on 5 September 1915.
Taken from The Mosquito – June 1940 (“OLD KING’S OWN”)
Anecdotes of army ablutions!
Chance Find, Sad Story
By Lew Darlington
The story of a British War Medal and the soldier it was awarded to: 103017 Private David Henry Collinge, RAMC (attached 7/Wiltshire), killed in action on 9 December 1916 and remembered in Doiran Military Cemetery.
60 Heavy Battery December 1918 – horses! – but no howitzers
By Hilary Jones
When the Armistice was declared in November 1918, Acting Captain Howard Palmer, Royal Garrison Artillery, age 22, was on Embarkation leave in Brighton … Within a week, he was on his way to Salonika and Constantinople.
Muffin – with some help from Robin Braysher – takes a look over the other side of the wire at German horse transport in Macedonia.