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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.

77th anniversary UK Reunion 2018 new time for the service

This year’s service will be held at the National Memorial Arboretum, Lichfield on Saturday 8th September 2018 at 12.30pm (not 11.30am as previously advertised) in the Greek Grove, or if wet, in the Chapel. As in previous years, arrangements will be made for a buffet lunch after the service. Please email us at greekveterans@gmail.com if you would like more information.

Latest news and dates for 2018 (see News and Events section)

  • 77th anniversary Kalamata 2018 update
  • 77th anniversary UK Reunion 2018 updated time
  • Joe Burke
  • Jock Watt
  • Report on UK 76th anniversary which was held at Lichfield 9th September 2017
  • 468 Greek veterans records now on website
  • 77th anniversary commemoration in Kalamata to be held 8th May 2018
  • 77th anniversary UK Reunion to be held Saturday 8th September 2018

Please note new section entitled ‘SOE in Greece’ on website

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.