Ex Gallipoli 2015 sets sail

 

Ex Gallipoli 2015 set sail from Gosport on 9th February heading South to cross the Bay of Biscay and towards La Coruna in Galicia, Spain.  The crew of eleven includes several novice sailors for whom this winter crossing of the Bay is the first experience of life on the high seas!

The expedition runs from 9th February until 19th July and will see 121 Army Regular and Reservists taking part over the course of 11 legs each lasting two weeks and manned by different Arms and Corps within the Army.  At the focus of the expedition will be a visit to the Gallipoli battlefields in the Dardanelles, and the crews on legs 5 and 6 will contribute to the British Army’s commemoration of the Gallipoli Campaign in this centenary year.

gallipoli route

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