French warship in Thessaloniki for commemoration of breakthrough on WWI Macedonian Front
Τhe French frigate "Surcouf" arrived off the northern port of Thessaloniki on Saturday to participated in events commemorating the breakthrough of Entente forces on the WWI-era Macedonian Front -- 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, and "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 commander of the vessel and its 153-member crew is Cmd. Marc Antoine de Saint Germain.