By Margaret Sheard ……
Many Cyprus veterans and families of those that lost their lives in Cyprus during the Emergency will remember the very poignant unveiling of the Cyprus Memorial Rock at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, UK, on 21st August 2016.
Quite a lot of people were involved in this achievement, but it was mainly the long term personal project of David Littlemore who moved heaven and earth to make this memorial a reality. I followed the journey of the Rock from Cyprus with many articles giving the progress as it happened and Chris and I were so pleased that as we were in the UK at the time of the unveiling, we were able to be there to witness this wonderful event.
After the unveiling event there were questions about an annual memorial service and it seems that it has again fallen on David’s shoulders to arrange this and he has advised cyprusscene.com that the service will be held at the Cyprus Memorial Rock at the National Memorial Arboretum on 21st August 2017 at 10.45am.
The veterans are now at an advancing age but it is hoped that as many as possible will attend the memorial service to pay their respects to those who did not return home, together with the families of those that lost their loved ones.