What was that thud?

Probably your copy of The New Mosquito landing on the doormat! Issue number 38 – the final centenary issue and the final issue produced by outgoing editor, Tim Mole – is truly epic.

Front cover of 'The New Mosquito' issue number 38, September 2018At a bumper one hundred pages (including covers) Tim has really gone out with a bang! This is a splendid way to commemorate the end of the campaign and the centenary (not forgetting that many men stayed ‘out east’) and is a fitting tribute to the British Salonika Force. At the heart of the issue are 86 (yes 86!) pages of excerpts from The Mosquito, the publication of the Salonika Reunion Association, from 1928 to 1967. Mainly anecdotes and stories – from troopships, to railways, to mules (lots of mules) – these are the authentic voices of the BSF.

If you are a member and haven’t received your copy yet (overseas may take a bit longer) then maybe you haven’t told us of a change of address or you haven’t renewed your membership! Get in touch through our contact page and we will sort it out.

If you’re not a member (why not?) this copy is available to buy at £7.50 (including UK postage) but it’s probably better value to join the Society now (£10 for UK) and look forward to another issue in April 2019.

We thank Tim for all his work as Journal Editor over the past nine years and wish him well for the future. News about our new Journal Editor will follow soon!


Author: SCS Web Editor

Robin Braysher joined the SCS in 2003 and soon after became editor of the Society's journal - 'The New Mosquito' - a role he held until 2008. He then became the Society's web editor, a role he seems unable to shake off. 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. Opinions expressed in these posts are his and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Society.