Away from the Western Front Conference : 30th October 2018

On the centenary of the Mudros Armistice, which marked the end of the First World War in the Middle East against the Ottoman Empire, we are delighted to be holding a conference reflecting on the often-overlooked campaigns which took place all over the world between 1914 and 1918.

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Gustav Holst in Salonika : exhibition now on!

It is nearly 100 years since composer Gustav Holst went to Salonika to work as a musical organiser and educator with the YMCA. It is very appropriate, then, that his sojourn with the British Salonika Force should  be commemorated by the Holst Birthplace Museum with a special exhibition. Continue reading “Gustav Holst in Salonika : exhibition now on!”

SALONIKA CAMPAIGN SOCIETY BATTLEFIELD TOUR : 28 September – 7 October 2018

The SCS Tour Team announces details of the Society’s September 2018 ‘Victory’ battlefield tour. This Centenary tour includes visits to key sites associated with British Salonika Force operations during 1918 as well as attendance at official ceremonies of commemoration in Greece.

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SALONIKA CAMPAIGN SOCIETY BATTLEFIELD TOUR: 28 September – 7 October 2018

The SCS Tour Team announces details of the Society’s September 2018 ‘Victory’ battlefield tour. This Centenary tour includes visits to key sites associated with British Salonika Force operations during 1918 as well as attendance at official ceremonies of commemoration in Greece.

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A date for your diary : SCS Annual Meeting 2018

For a variety of reasons, the 2018 SCS annual meeting in central London will be on  Saturday 13th October. Once again this will take the form of a wreath-laying at the Cenotaph, followed by the meeting and talk at the Civil Service Club. Full details, including a booking form, will be in the April 2018 issue of The New Mosquito. There will also be announcements here and in The New Balkan News (email newsletter).

SCS Annual Meeting and Wreath Laying, 2017

Saturday 7th October saw the annual gathering of members in London. This commenced with the customary wreath laying at the Cenotaph to remember the men and women of the BSF who served and, in particular, those who died during the campaign or from the results of injury or disease. Continue reading “SCS Annual Meeting and Wreath Laying, 2017”

Away from the Western Front : latest news

The ‘Away from the Western Front’ project has been running since early 2017 and will continue until the start of 2019. It uses the stories of individual men and women to highlight the First World War campaigns in the Middle East, Italy, Africa and the Balkans. Continue reading “Away from the Western Front : latest news”

Mule Lines – Muffin’s 30th Birthday

Photograph of Muffin, Adoption Star of the Redwings Horse Sanctuary, and adopted mule of the Salonika Campaign Society.In 2015 the Salonika Campaign Society adopted Muffin, a mule resident at the Redwings Horse Sanctuary at Caldecott in Norfolk. This was felt to be a fitting way to commemorate the mules on which the BSF depended one hundred years ago. At the Society’s annual meeting in that year, Muffin was made an honorary member of the Society with the special membership number Salonika 4, as a reminder of the BSF’s pack transport establishment of the same name. Continue reading “Mule Lines – Muffin’s 30th Birthday”