Our tour group is starting to gather and by this evening will be in place and ready to head up country to the Battlefields of this campaign and to be at Vevi on the 75th Anniversary of the first time the Australian and German forces clashed in WW2.
There has been a small hiccup with our gathering as 3 members of our touring party were delayed in either Istanbul or Dubai as a result of a 24 hour strike here in Greece when no flights were being received or dispatched. We still have one lost soul, Bob Edgecock but expect he will arrive this afternoon, albeit a day later than he had planned.
There are 9 on tour with us who had family here in 1941, mother, fathers and uncles. We will visit the areas they visited, fought and finally evacuated from. All survived but 3 were captured and spent the rest of the War in various Stalag POW Camps before repatriation at the end of the War.
One of the photos here shows early arrival, Roxane, Rosemary, Lynda and Don exchanging information concerning members of the 2/1st Anti Tank Regt who were at Vevi for that action. Roxane and Rosemary's fathers were both there serving in the same unit. Some photos and notes from family history were well received indeed. When we walk the ground where their fathers fought, it will be most memorable.