Around a hundred members and guests sat down to dinner on 14 May 2019 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the kidnap and successful extraction from Crete of General Kreipe. Harry Bucknall, Blandford Forum’s leading travel writer (In the Dolphin’s Wake, and Like a Tramp Like a Pilgrim) played a large part in the successful arrangements, He persuaded General Sir Mike Jackson, formerly CGS, to give the address.
General Mike Jackson, Isabelle Moss, Chris White (co-author of Abducting a General)
It was a splendidly successful affair. Isabelle, one of Billy Moss’ daughters was able to attend, proudly wearing her father’s Military Cross. There was praise for the daring and audacity of both Paddy and Billy, and recognition of the vital part played by the Andartes, and the wider civilian population of Crete.
Harry is making plans for the centenary event, so he tells me.
75th Anniversary dinner menu cover
75th Anniversary dinner menu!
75th Anniversary dinner menu back page
Tom Sawford and Isabelle Moss
General Mike Jackson gave a very knowledgeable and measured speech,
Well done!!! I will soon have images from Melbourne commemorative event, although somewhat lesser in grandeur! I will use these images and text to build the item I have to submit to the Melbourne Greek Community newsletter. Tom, anything additional you can send would be welcome. Brentalpolous aka Brent McCunn