Author Topic: 1955 to 1959 Cyprus Veterans  (Read 1205 times)

Offline Les Smith

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 4
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
1955 to 1959 Cyprus Veterans
« on: Thursday 28 December 17 18:41 GMT (UK) »
I would like to hear from any 1955 to 1959 Cyprus Veterans or the relatives of any of the 371 British servicemen who died out there. We now have a memorial in Kyrenia and one in The National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. Very few of the relatives of the 371 are aware that they are entitled to receive The Elizabeth Cross. I have a website for Cyprus Veterans.
My e-mail address is cyprusveterans@gmail.com
To see more bought my project  Google Les Smith Cyprus Veterans 

Moderator Comment: e-mail edited, to avoid spamming and other abuses.
Please replace [-- at --] with @

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline percy porter

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,251
  • Alan NZ
    • View Profile
Re: 1955 to 1959 Cyprus Veterans
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 28 December 17 22:41 GMT (UK) »
I served with the RAF at 103MU Akrotiri from 1956-1960

Regards

ALan
Britton:Hawkins: London
Stephenson: Cox: London
Straughan: Sweeney: Newcastle/Durham
Liddell: Hobson:Newcastle/Durham
Horne:Oxfordshire/ Bienfait/Winnipeg
Voss: Dorset

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Online philipsearching

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,872
  • I was a beautiful baby, - what went wrong?
    • View Profile
Re: 1955 to 1959 Cyprus Veterans
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 28 December 17 23:10 GMT (UK) »
My late father served in Cyprus with the RAOC 1956-59.  My sister and I were both born at the BMH in Nicosia.
Census information is Crown Copyright http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk


Towcester/Weedon - ALLEN, BASFORD, MAY       Fakenham - WILLIAMSON       Hempton - WRIGHT, LOVELL       Bethnal Green - MONKS and LARCHER
Southwark - MOUNT, BOWBRICK        Clonakilty to Southwark -  CRISPIN      Lambeth - LYON       Hoxton - WALTERS     Gwennap - JAMES, GRAY, TREWARTHA       Antrim - CORDNER, SANDYS         Peru - SOTELO, MOREY, BASELLI

Offline Les Smith

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 4
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: 1955 to 1959 Cyprus Veterans
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 28 December 17 23:18 GMT (UK) »
I have a website for Cyprus Veterans and families of the 371 British servicemen who died in Cyprus
If you would like access. Please email me at cyprusveterans@gmail.com   Regards Les

Offline Greensleeves

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 4,039
    • View Profile
Re: 1955 to 1959 Cyprus Veterans
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 28 December 17 23:27 GMT (UK) »
I lived in Limassol  and then RAF Akrotiri in the mid/late 1950s.  My father was stationed at RAF Akrotiri.

Regards
GS
Suffolk: Pearl(e),  Garnham, Southgate, Blo(o)mfield,Grimwood/Grimwade,Josselyn/Gosling
Durham/Yorkshire: Sedgwick/Sidgwick, Shadforth
Ireland: Davis
Norway: Torreson/Torsen/Torrison
Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Offline Les Smith

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 4
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: 1955 to 1959 Cyprus Veterans
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 28 December 17 23:36 GMT (UK) »
Hello Greensleves
I have a website for Cyprus Veterans and families of the 371 British servicemen who died in Cyprus If you would like access to the website please e-mail me at cyprusveterans@gmail.com
You can Google me at Les Smith Cyprus Veterans

Offline John915

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,259
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: 1955 to 1959 Cyprus Veterans
« Reply #6 on: Friday 29 December 17 01:01 GMT (UK) »
Good morning,

I went to Cyprus in 74, when the Turks invaded, with the UN. Our Squadron was based in Limassol initially then Nicosia. There was still a lot of distrust for British troops even then and we still had trouble from the EOKA B.

We had 3 troops in OPs for a week at a time on rotation. The other 3 did mobile patrols, 1 day on, 1 day on standby, 1 day off. On standby we could go out but had to go in uniform in our vehs. Our troop used to go to RAF Akrotiri to the bay at the end of the runway. We laid on the sand and watched the Vulcans taking off right over us, amazing sight.

A bit different from when you were all there but it was a lovely place to see.

John915
Stephens, Fuller, Tedham, Bennett, Ransome (Sussex)
Rider (Fulham)
Stephens (Somerset)
Kentfield (Essex)

Offline Ayashi

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,368
  • William Wood, who was your mother??
    • View Profile
Re: 1955 to 1959 Cyprus Veterans
« Reply #7 on: Friday 29 December 17 01:04 GMT (UK) »
My late father served in Cyprus with the RAOC 1956-59.  My sister and I were both born at the BMH in Nicosia.

You are kidding! My grandfather served- my mother was born in the BMH in Nicosia!

Offline Bee

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,627
    • View Profile
Re: 1955 to 1959 Cyprus Veterans
« Reply #8 on: Friday 29 December 17 02:10 GMT (UK) »
Good morning,

I went to Cyprus in 74, when the Turks invaded, with the UN. Our Squadron was based in Limassol initially then Nicosia. There was still a lot of distrust for British troops even then and we still had trouble from the EOKA B.

We had 3 troops in OPs for a week at a time on rotation. The other 3 did mobile patrols, 1 day on, 1 day on standby, 1 day off. On standby we could go out but had to go in uniform in our vehs. Our troop used to go to RAF Akrotiri to the bay at the end of the runway. We laid on the sand and watched the Vulcans taking off right over us, amazing sight.

A bit different from when you were all there but it was a lovely place to see.

John915

Brings back memories :)
Hubby was RAF at Akrotiri and I worked at Epi, lived in Limassol, good times spoilt by the invasion but it made life interesting

Bee
Dinsdale, Ellis, Gee, Goldsmith,Green,Hawks,Holmes,  Lacey, Longhorn, Pickersgill, Quantrill,Tuthill, Tuttle & Walker,  in E & W Yorks, Lincs, Norfolk & Suffolk. Census information is Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk