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Recently our attention has been drawn to a series of new books, articles and radio and television documentaries on the subjects covered by Britain's Small Wars. Their contents, in many cases, draw extensively on material published on this web site and used without acknowledgment or permission of the copyright holders.

When this site was created and developed, its aim, which remains, was to record those conflicts since 1945 in which British service personnel have been called upon to do their duty, reported as far as possible through the eye-witness accounts of those involved, and to create Honour Rolls, where none existed before, of those who gave their lives in service to their country. As a result this web site has become a valuable historical resource due to the voluntary efforts of our contributors, free from the profit-making needs  of media publishers.

By using Britain's Small Wars copyright material without permission, some authors and publishers are not only taking credit falsely for their work, they are dishonoring British forces and their achievements. While we do not have the resources to 'police' the use of our material nor pursue costly litigation, we usually give permission freely to those who approach us to quote passages from our pages for their use. In fact, they honor us by doing so. All we request is that they acknowledge the fact in their published work.

 

Dedication

The Cyprus section of this web site is dedicated to the memory of David Carter.
For the last 5 years David worked tirelessy to make sure the sacrifices made by veterans of the Cyprus Emergency were not forgotten. His work on the Wayne's Keep web page has brought closure to many family's of lost ones and comfort to others. Davids determination to reveal some of the more obscure tragedy's of the conflict knew no bounds. He was driven to reveal the facts and bring them to a wider audience. Davids loss is deeply felt not just by the webmasters but by all who served in Cyprus. We have lost a great man who dedicated himself to Cyprus and the men and women who served there.

NEW

Recommended book:
Aphrodite's Killers: Cyprus, the EOKA Conflict and the Road to Partition

NEW
RAF Akrotiri
By John Kerr*

British Cyprus memorial 2009
British Cyprus Memorial Book

AT THE END OF A LONG ROAD
Compiled by David Matthews

BFBS coverage of the unveiling of the Kyrenia Memorial 09.11.09.

 

 

Waynes Keep

Wayne's Keep
The history of the Military Cemetery in Nicosia
by David Carter. This page also contains many
images of individual head stones

British Personnel who died on active service in Cyprus
British Personnel 
who died on active service in Cyprus

Introduction to the Emergency
Introduction to the Emergency

Fighting the EOKA
Fighting the EOKA

The RAF in Cyprus
The RAF in Cyprus

The Helicopter in Cyprus
The Helicopter in Cyprus

The Murder of Corp Hale
The Murder of Corp Hale

Aircraft in Cyprus
Aircraft in Cyprus

Cold Rage
"Cold Rage"

The First camp to be Attacked
The First camp to be Attacked 

Ambush in the Poison Triangle
Ambush in the Poison Triangle

Farm Yard Siege In Liopetri
Farm Yard Siege In Liopetri 

The Ashiotis Incident
The Ashiotis Incident

The murder of Catherine Cutliffe
The murder of Catherine Cutliffe

Death on the Kykko Track
Death on the Kykko Track

UNFICYP: The United Nations Force
UNFICYP
The United Nations Force

A Marines Tale
A Marines Tale
By David Henderson

British Units in Cyprus
British Units in Cyprus 

Operation Cockup
Operation Cockup
by John Crouch

The Tragedy of Lucky Alphonse
The Tragedy of "Lucky Alphonse"
(The Paphos Fire)

Pain in the sun
Pain in the sun
Memories of Aphrodite's Isle by former Sapper Eric Reed

HMS Chaplet 1955 to 1956
HMS Chaplet 1955 to 1956
Denis Broadbent,
Ex R.N. (Pmx 915134)

UNFICYP BRITCON
UNFICYP BRITCON 
Units

24 Hours in UNIFYCP
24 Hours in UNIFYCP
by David Carter

Map Supply in Cyprus
Map Supply in Cyprus
By Nick Carter RE

The Intelligent Way
The Intelligent Way
by Adrian Walker

Cyprus Calls
Cyprus Calls
By WO11 Denham
RAOC

Operation Siren
Operation Siren
By P.J. O'Brien. 23334372 L/Cpl 
1st Battalion Royal Ulster
Rifles Cyprus 1957/195

Pig's Battalion
Pig's Battalion
By Harry Blackley
RAMC

My National Service
My National Service
with The Suffolk Regiment By Martin Bell, OBE

Setting The Example
Setting The Example
The United Kingdom Police Unit in Cyprus (1955-1960)

Cyprus Truce Force
Cyprus Truce Force December 
1963-March 1964

R.A.F. Berangaria
R.A.F. Berangaria
By P. J. O'Brien. 1st Btn, 
Royal Ulster Rifles

British Personnel
British Personnel 
who died on active serive in Cyprus

When will we see the full picture?
When will we see the full picture? 
The Mystery of  Major Macey 
Disappearance in Cyprus

The Story of Bogdanovitch
The Story of Bogdanovitch
George Cross winner

A Night Excursion
A Night Excursion
Royal Ulster Rifles

With the Highland Light Infantry in Cyprus
With the Highland Light Infantry in Cyprus
By Jim Dunlop

THE EOKA TERRORISTS OF 1955-59
THE EOKA TERRORISTS OF 1955-59:
Britains's Most Wanted
By David Carter

THE BLACK WATCH (RHR) IN CYPRUS (1958-1961)
THE BLACK WATCH (RHR) IN CYPRUS (1958-1961)
By David Carter

Grivas orders: Kill this bloodstained ogre
GRIVAS ORDERS:
KILL 'THIS BLOODSTAINED OGRE'
The story of the bed bomb
By David Carter

Troublesome Bishops
TROUBLESOME BISHOPS
The story of Archbishop Makarios's exile
By David Carter

31 Rebellion
THE 1931 REBELLION:
A WEEK THAT SHOOK CYPRUS
By David Carter

CYPRUS RE-VISITED AS AN AIRMAN
CYPRUS RE-VISITED AS AN AIRMAN
BY
JOHN BOON

THE SUN SETS ON ANOTHER EMPIRE OUTPOST
THE SUN SETS ON ANOTHER EMPIRE OUTPOST
Cyprus gains independence
By
David Carter

Service In Cyprus
Service In Cyprus
By
Bob Copeland

Island Walkabout
Island Walkabout
By
Alastair White

Pictures of 37 Field Regiment
Pictures of 37 Field Regiment
in Cyprus from July 1957 until 28th. June 1958
By Bob Copeland

Death of a terrorist
DEATH OF A TERRORIST - BIRTH OF A LEGEND
The story of Gregoris Afxentiou
By
David Carter

In the Shadow of the EOKA
In the Shadow of the EOKA
By
Sandie Evans and David Carter

LT. COLONEL (Rtd) J F TIPPEN says FAREWELL TO 1915 FLIGHT
LT. COLONEL (Rtd) J F TIPPEN
says FAREWELL TO 1915 FLIGHT
By David Carter

A realistic approach
A realistic approach
By BRYAN HUNTER of 1 Para
with David Carter

THE MAN WHO TALKED TO GRIVAS
THE MAN WHO TALKED TO GRIVAS
By David Carter

Polymedhia
Polymedhia
By Bob Copeland

DID UFOs VISIT CYPRUS DURING THE EOKA CONFLICT AND BEYOND?
DID UFOs VISIT CYPRUS DURING THE EOKA CONFLICT AND BEYOND?
By David Carter.

Why did EOKA fail in its objectives in Cyprus?
Why did EOKA fail in its objectives in Cyprus?
Here Cypriot academic DEMETRIS ASSOS gives his answer and argues
THE CASE AGAINST GREEK CYPRIOT CONSPIRACY THEORIES

EOKA, AKOE, ICO and CROMWELL fight THE BATTLE OF THE LEAFLETS
EOKA, AKOE, ICO and CROMWELL fight
THE BATTLE OF THE LEAFLETS
By David Carter

After the Cutliffe Murder
AFTER THE CUTLIFFE MURDER
By David Carter

The night the NAAFI blew up
THE NIGHT THE NAAFI BLEW UP
By David Carter

Sgt Paparazzi O H M S
SERGEANT PAPARAZZI O H M S
By Terry Buchanan & David Carter

THOSE CANBERRA DAYS
GEORGE WORRALL remembers
the high-fliers of
THOSE CANBERRA DAYS
By David Carter

The Cyprus emergency through the eyes of an American
The Cyprus emergency through the eyes of an American
By Charles Christian

Brothel inspector to parking attendant
Brothel inspector to parking attendant
By John Moss-Norbury

Murderers, thieves, buggers and deserters
Murderers, thieves, buggers and deserters
By Lance Corporal Kenneth 'Geordie' Castle

With the Redcaps in Cyprus
WITH THE REDCAPS IN CYPRUS
By Lieutenant Colonel Maurice Nicholls


22971163 James Hendry, HLI
By John Hendry


A CYPRUS MYSTERY SOLVED
By Maj (Retd) John L Raybould TD**

RN Theme: Cyprus Articles

THE PATROL BOATS IN CYPRUS By Colin Parkin
Smelling stronger than bad cheese
THE PATROL BOATS IN CYPRUS
By Colin Parkin

Royal Navy's Watch Over Smugglers
Royal Navy's Watch Over Smugglers
SEA PATROL CUTS CYPRIOT ARMING
By David Carter

THE SECRET WAR AT SEA
THE SECRET WAR AT SEA
By David Carter

Please note that we have only touched the surface of the Cyprus Emergencyand will be adding more information to this site as time permits.

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