Special callsign to commemorate the end of World War 1….

At approximately 05:00 on Monday 11 November 1918, the Armistice was signed in a railway carriage of Marshall Foch’s special train located in the forest at Rethondes in France on the western front.

At 11:00 on this Monday, 11 November 1918, the roar of guns ceased, peace and silence finally descended on the western front ending the First World War. It is estimated that close to 9,5 million soldiers, sailors and airmen of all sides died in the Great War.

SARL News report that in South Africa, the special call ZS100WWI will be active from 1 to 30 November 2018 in remembrance of the South Africans who were involved in the ‘War to end all Wars’ – we think of the sinking of the SS Mendi, the battle for Delville Wood and the Battle of Square Hill.