Dear Members and Friends,
As I sit writing this over Easter, the world is in the grip of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. I hope you and your families are keeping well and that you are getting used to the social and commercial lock-down that is currently in place. Like many of you, I’ve been working from home since mid-March and coming to terms with only seeing work colleagues, friends and family online. Thankfully we live in an age of remarkable communications technology enabling us to maintain instant contact across the globe from our living rooms. One can only imagine what the men and women of the BSF would have given for anything approaching this level of modern comms.
Continue reading “Message from the Chair”
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.
Continue reading “2019 Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey”
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.
Continue reading “The New Mosquito #40 : September 2019”
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.
Continue reading “Annual meeting and a new patron for the SCS”
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.
Continue reading “Alan in Thessaloniki … again!”
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.
Continue reading “The SCS Plot at the Royal British Legion’s Field of Remembrance”
Today sees the launch of the 2018 Poppy Appeal by the Royal British Legion.
Continue reading “Remembrance : the 2018 Poppy Appeal”
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.
Continue reading “SCS 2018 Annual Meeting and Wreath Laying”