British sailors putting on a display for two Princes… who don’t seem that impressed.
The event took place on what is now the site of the British and Commonwealth War Cemetery at Suda Bay…at that time it was a golf course built by the British (Scottish?) troops.
Final lowering of the Ottoman flag in Irapetra.
Probably taken about 1st November 1898; the Cretan calendar was 12 days behind the European one in that year.13 July 1909 and the British finally pull out of Crete…defence cuts forced the withdrawal when the British troops were down to their last flag. Troops shown are 2nd Battalion, The Devonshire Regiment.
Sergeants and N.C.Os 2nd Royal Sussex Regt.
2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment, were in Crete from May 1905 to February 1907.
Camp of the Second Battalion The Sussex Regiment, Candia 1905-1907.
Assuming the map contained in FO78/5044 (23) in the National Archive is correct, this is in the ditch just south of the Canea Gate Road.
This would appear to be the most southern part of the ramparts.The north western extremity of the ramparts
International Review 1897
The date of the Review is not stated, but presumably it’s the parade of 15th April 1897. The kilted troops in the foreground are Seaforth Highlanders. The nationality of the man on the bicycle is unknown but comparison with this might suggest he’s Italian.
The Italians had charge of Selinos, in the south west of Crete; one of the four secteurs the island was divided into between 1898 and 1909.
The King’s Birthday
Must be between 1902 and 1909.