The 2019 Field of Remembrance will open at Westminster Abbey on Thursday 7th November. Once again the Salonika Campaign Society will have its traditional British Salonika Army plot.
Members should have received this latest edition of The New Mosquito by now. Please contact the Society if you are expecting a copy, but haven’t received it.
Members will be pleased to learn that the Honourable Ann Straker – granddaughter of Field Marshal George Milne, 1st Baron Milne – has agreed to become Patron of the Society. This re-establishes the link between the SCS and the family of the BSF’s Commander-in-Chief.
The SCS Tour Team is pleased to announce details of the Society’s September 2019 battlefield tour. This tour includes visits to key sites associated with British Salonika Force operations between 1916 and 1918 as well as attendance at official ceremonies of commemoration in Greece. The group will also visit sites not previously on any previous tour itinerary. Continue reading “SCS BATTLEFIELD TOUR : 23 September – 30 September 2019”
For the Fallen – Now That The War Is Over is a major exhibition at the King’s Own Royal Regiment Museum, Lancaster on the end of the war and its immediate aftermath. The exhibition includes a Victoria Cross, never before on public display, and a manuscript copy of Laurence Binyon’s “For the Fallen”. It runs until 24 March 2019. Continue reading “‘For the Fallen’ : an exhibition at the King’s Own Museum, Lancaster”
SCS Chairman Alan Wakefield has just returned from giving a lecture on British strategy and the 1918 Balkan victory as part of a round table history discussion panel at the Teloglion Foundation in Thessaloniki.
On Thursday 8 November, SCS Chairman Alan Wakefield, Jonathan Saunders and Keith and Ruth Jackson attended the opening of the 2018 Field of Remembrance by HRH Prince Harry.
Today sees the launch of the 2018 Poppy Appeal by the Royal British Legion.
On Saturday 13th October about thirty members and friends met in central London to lay wreaths at the Cenotaph to those who served in Macedonia during (and after) the First World War.
HRH The Duke of Kent has today visited the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s Sarigol Military Cemetery, Karasouli Military Cemetery and the Doiran Memorial to mark the centenary of the Second Battle of Doiran.