We have received news from Keith Lloyd, who is well known in North Cyprus for his very interesting illustrated talks on military history and other subjects.
Keith is setting up a Gofundme account to organise a British Cyprus Memorial Book and he has given us the following information.
400 British Servicemen died whilst on active service during the Cyprus Emergency 1955-59. Whilst some of these sailors, soldiers, airmen & marines are remembered on various Memorials in the UK and Cyprus; nowhere are they remembered together in one place. The British Cyprus Memorial Book, to be housed in St Andrews Church, Kyrenia, Cyprus, will correct this anomaly.
The book will be a handsome tome; hand printed in Old English calligraphy and hand bound in rich leather by expert bookbinders in London; it will be located in a dust proof cabinet and only handled carefully by trained veterans wearing protective gloves. It should last as a Memorial to brave men who gave their lives in the cause of peace and freedom; it should last for a 1000 years.
If you would like to make a donation towards the British Cyprus Memorial Book please click here to access the Gofundme page.