Welcome to our website, which is in honour of Allied Veterans and their fallen comrades who served in Greece in World War Two.

Our aim is to:

  • create awareness and understanding of the ill-fated Greek Campaign
  • promote the ongoing work and activities of  ‘The Brotherhood of Veterans of The Greek Campaign 1940 to 1941’ for veterans and their families.

Over 20 years since it was founded by Edwin Horlington MBE, the Brotherhood continues to be very active due to the hard work and dedication of Edwin’s daughter Janet Parkin (formerly Buttery, née Horlington) and our President Frank J Gill (Lance Corporal, Royal Engineers).

The 1941 Greek Campaign has been commemorated with a memorial service, attended by veterans and their families from the UK, in Kalamata in May every year since 1994. We also hold an annual service at the National Memorial Arboretum in the UK every September.

Announcing date of 79th anniversary in Kalamata: Tuesday 12th May 2020

The date of the  Service of Commemoration for the 79th anniversary of the  1941 Greek Campaign in Kalamata has been set for Tuesday 12th May 2020.  We will publish more details nearer the time and look forward to seeing you there.

Latest news and dates for 2020 (see News and Events section)

  • Records for 492 Greek veterans now on website
  • Announcing date for 79th UK reunion at Lichfield: Saturday 12th September 2020
  • Announcing date for 79th anniversary in Kalamata: Tuesday 12th May 2020

Please also take a look at our section on ‘SOE in Greece’

The image from we have used to illustrate our website (see above) is from a photograph  entitled ‘Allied Troops entering Kalamata, 26 April 1941’ by an unknown photographer. The complete photograph is shown in the Gallery.