The Hundred Days Campaign was the final period of the First World War during which the Allies launched a huge counter offensive against the Central Powers on the Western Front from 8 August to 11 November 1918, beginning with theBattle of Amiens.
In some of the most bitter fighting of the entire war, the Germans were pushed out of France to retreat beyond the Hindenberg Line. This would bring the Great War to a close with the Armistice being signed at 11am on the 11th month in 1918. We will also hear the story of how how a young 23 year old from Wigtown won the Victoria Cross, but never lived to hear that news.
Andy was in the Kings Own Scottish Borderers for 33 years, serving all over the world, including 3 Far East tours in Malaysia and Borneo. He was an instructor at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, CO in Edinburgh, and did several Ireland operational tours, a 6 months operational tour in Belize, and 3 tours in Germany during the Cold War.
Andy has also worked as a volunteer, for the Perth and Kinross Branch of SSAFA for the last 15 years, a charity helping serving and ex-serving members of the armed forces and their families in a wide variety of ways. (www.ssafa.org.uk)
Thursday 6th November
19.15 - 20.15
Booking Essential - £5 Per Ticket