French Warship Participates in WWI Ceremony, Thessaloniki



    Τhe French frigate “Surcouf” arrived off the northern port of Thessaloniki on Saturday.  It participated in events commemorating the breakthrough of Entente forces on the WWI-era Macedonian Front dating to Sept. 15, 1918.
    A ceremony was held at the Allied cemetery better known as Zejtinlik, which was attended by foreign and local officials.
    According to the French Consulate in Thessaloniki, the frigate’s visit is held within the framework of excellent French-Greek military ties, particularly naval cooperation.  The Consulate: “highlights the long-time bonds of friendship between the two countries’ armed forces, ones dating back to 1821.”
    The 125-metre, 3,600-DWT FS Surcouf is a F7111-type warship. The vessel and its 153 member crew are directed by Commander Marc Antoine de Saint Germain.
    (source: ana-mpa)


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