The 2020 Field of Remembrance

This year – unless there are any last minute changes because of  COVID-19 – London’s Field of Remembrance will open today (Thursday 5 November) and remain accessible until Monday 16th.

However, due to work beginning on a new Sacristy at Westminster Abbey and COVID-19 restrictions, there are some changes from previous years. The Sacristy work means a number of remembrance plots have had to be relocated. Luckily, this has not affected the British Salonika Army plot, which remains in its location facing St Margaret’s Church. However, to accommodate necessary relocations, the majority of plots – including ours – are slightly smaller. The Society will be represented at today’s opening of the Field of Remembrance by Chairman, Alan Wakefield, and two members.

The Salonika Campaign plot at the 2019 Field of Remembrance by Westminster Abbey.

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.

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