Commemoration of the 83rd Anniversary of the 1941 Greek Campaign

  • 07 September 2024
  • 11.30am

Shot at Dawn

Visitors are advised that the Shot at Dawn Memorial will close to the public on Monday 6 May. The memorial will undergo restoration and will be closed for approximately six weeks whilst these works take place. Free Shot at Dawn Talks will continue to take place daily at 12.30pm and 1.30pm in the Millennium Chapel, please ask at the Welcome Desk for more information. Visit our Shot at Dawn Restoration Appeal to find out more and donate.

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A service to commemorate the 83rd Anniversary of the 1941 Greek Campaign.

 

The Brotherhood exists to ensure that the Greek Campaign of the Second World War and the men who were left behind are not forgotten.


The impressive Greek stone and marble altar in this outdoor chapel symbolises the strength of this Brotherhood that was established in April 1991 commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the surrender of The Allied Forces at Kalamata, the Peloponnese in Southern Greece.

Ten thousand men were captured and became Prisoners of War (POWs), enduring massive hardship and terrifying trials until Liberation. The horrors of war and incarceration created a band of spirited and brave young men whose camaraderie and resilience survives even to this day.

For further information about this event, please contact:

 

Mrs Janet Parkin

Phone - 01279 657166

Mobile - 07747 377 803

E-mail - janet.e.parkin@icloud.com