The Artillery Club’s 2019 Foreign Field Trip took place in Athens, during the period 06 October through 11 October.
31 members and spouses participated in the successful event
By kind permission of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff, the trip included an informative and memorable visit to the Hellenic Artillery School, located in Néa Péramos, Attikis.
While the Gunner Officers were receiving the Artillery Brief and associated Demonstrations, the spouses were brought on a conducted tour of Elefsina, a sacred and ancient site, the birthplace of the dramatist Aeschylos and the home of the Eleusinian Mysteries, .
During the Foreign Field Trip, other activities also included a Hail Dinner, a Saronic Gulf cruise visiting the islands of Agistri and Aegina, a guided tour of the the War Museum, a conducted tour of the Battleship G.AVEROF and a Farewell Dinner .
As with the successful trips in 2015 to Madrid and Segovia, in 2016 to Granada and Malaga, in 2017 to Lisbon, and in 2018 to Vienna, Commandant Michael Flood (Retd) was the Foreign Field Trip Coordinator.
Our Liaison Officer was Colonel Nikolaos J. Pentsas, Artillery Directorate, Hellenic Army General Staff.
Full report is available on the website’s home page.
Photographs courtesy of Paul Pakenham, Michael Flood and Cormac Lalor
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