80th Anniversary of The Battle of Crete 20th May 2021

The 20th May 2021 is the 80th anniversary of the first airborne invasion in history. But for the COVID-19 pandemic, I would be on the island attending the commemorations on this wonderful, unforgettable island. Alas most of our Cretan friends, who took part in the struggle for freedom in the dark days of the 1940’s have passed into history.

Official Programme : 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete
My ‘ Koumbaros ‘ The Cretan Runner, George Psychoundakis BEM. Happy memories of the days George and I shared his island and some of his wartime experiences.
Stephen Verney ( Stephanos ), reuinted with my dear friends Chryssa Ninolaki and her brother Tassos Ninolakis, who worked closely together in the resistance and took great risks every day. ( 1995 Kato Stalos )
Andonis Paterakis, his son George, Chryssa Ninolaki and their friend at Koustoyarako in the mountains of southern Crete. ( Photo c 2001 ).
The late Maureen Moss who became the last secretary of the United Kingdom Crete Veterans Association, seen here at the Service of Commemoration at Souda Bay in 2011.
H.R.H. Prince Richard of Gloucester attended the commemorations on Crete in 2011
Tributes placed on the Galatas War Memorial in May 2011
Battle of Crete exhibition, Chania 2011.

Photographs : Tony Knight photography & MEDIA 44 – (0)1962 – 852124

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