September 2021 Battlefield Tour

Unfortunately, the continuing uncertainty surrounding foreign travel has made the planning and potential running of a battlefield tour this year too complicated an undertaking for the Society. Therefore, we have decided to push the tour back to September next year, with provisional tour dates being 19 – 26 September 2022. We are proposing to keep the same itinerary, which means that, alongside visits to the Doiran and Kosturino battlefields, the Struma Valley and parts of the ‘Birdcage’ defence line, the tour will look to cover the Kajmakcalan battlefield and a visit to the area around the village of Krastali (now Korona) just to the west of Pip Ridge. As always, the tour dates aim to overlap with the ceremonies of commemoration at the Lembet Road Military Cemetery in Thessaloniki, at the Five-Nations Memorial, Polykastro, and Doiran Memorial and nearby Greek Military Cemetery. Anyone interested in potentially joining the tour in 2022 should contact the Chairman, Alan Wakefield.

Author: AndyH

Andy Hutt joined the SCS in 2019 as part of his research into the service of his grandfather, Arthur Jack Hutt, who served as a sapper with 17th Field Company, Royal Engineers. In 2021, grateful to be under the guidance of long-term editor Robin Braysher, Andy began a role as web editor. Opinions expressed in these posts are Andy's and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Society.

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