SCS Salonika Battlefield Tour: 12-17 April 2019 

There are still a few places available on the April battlefield tour. Run under the auspices of the well respected battlefield tours company, Battle Honours, the tour will as always be led by SCS Chairman, Alan Wakefield. The tour offers an in-depth study of the British part of the Salonika Front through a series of walks, visits to memorials, cemeteries and forgotten trench lines.

Limited to just 20 participants the tour will cover the construction of the Birdcage defence line, operations in the Struma Valley including the 1916 attacks on the Karajakois, Yenikoi and Tumbitza Farm along with the well planned capture of Homondos in 1917. The winter 1915 fight on Kosturino Ridge and the two Battles of Doiran in 1917 and 1918 will also feature as we follow in the footsteps of 10th (Irish) Division, 22nd, 26th, 27th, 28th and 60th (London) Divisions who played a key role in this often overlooked campaign of the Great War.

Photograph - Typical terrain in 60 Divisional area. © Harry Fecitt
Typical terrain in 60 Divisional area. © Harry Fecitt

 

 

 

Dates: 12 to 17 April 2019

Price: £1400 | £1200 non-flight | Single Supplement +£140

This tour is full board with packed lunches and evening meals included.

For more details please contact:

Battle Honours Limited
Suite L, Astonbury Farm Business Park
Aston (nr Stevenage)
Hertfordshire
SG2 7EG

Tel: +44 (0)1438 880725
Email: enquiries@battle-honours.co.uk

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.