Welcome to The Cyprus Veterans 1955 to 1959 Website.
IF YOU ARE A 1955-1959 CYPRUS VETERAN AND NOT LISTED ON THE VETERAN CONTACTS PAGE AND WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED
PLEASE E-MAIL ME AT email@example.com
The main aim is to find the next of kin of our 372 deceased comrades to tell them that they are entitled to receive The Elizabeth Cross, also to reunite Cyprus Veterans with comrades from all those years ago
In November 2015 I went to Kyrenia Cyprus to attend the Service of Remembrance for the 372 men who died there during the 1955 to 1959 Cyprus Emergency. While there I heard that another Cyprus Veteran was working on having a large rock to be taken from Cyprus and to be placed in The National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire as a Memorial to the 372. I later learned that the veteran involved to be David Littlemore of The Royal Military Police.
On returning home I contacted David to ask if he would like me to publicise that the “Rock” was on its way to the Arboretum and that it would be dedicated in August 2016. David agreed that I should do that.
While in Cyprus I learned that the next of kin of any military personnel who died while on active service were entitled to receive The Elizabeth Cross, so I decided that it was important to let the families of the 372 know that their loved ones have not been forgotten by their comrades and also about The Elizabeth Cross
At the moment I have contact with over 200 families out of the 372 and over 500 Cyprus Veterans
To read more about the project Google Les Smith Cyprus Veterans and The Elizabeth Cross Cyprus
If you are a 1955 to 1959 Cyprus Veteran and NOT on the list of contacts please message me or if you know any one listed are now deceased please let me know.
We also have a facebook page Cyprus Veterans 1955 to 1959 please feel free to join If you have a connection with Cyprus.
!!!! THE DATE OF THE NEXT SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE IS 12.00hrs.SUNDAY 14th August 2022 !!!
at The National Memorial Arboretum Staffordshire
There is also A Remembrance Service in Kyrenia each November
The large stone from Cyprus was placed in The National Memorial Arboretum Alrewas Staffordshire as a memorial to the 372 service men who died in Cyprus 1955 to 1959. The links below will give you more details. The second link is about a visit to Cyprus last November 2015.