OldRedCap said:Possibly the last time that we operated with not too much attention to Marquis of Queensbury rules. I cannot even remember the colour of any RoE card we had!
Nearly everything that was done involved us vs. Greeks. Occasional involvement with Turks but they were very strong against the Greek side. I suppose the worst effort (that ever came to light) was when a unit was taking a crowd of Greek demonstrators into the country to cool them down. Long walk hone gave them time to think. On this occasion, they dropped the Greeks off in a Turkish village. Come the morning, the fields bore a strange fruit as KKK used to say.
I can understand any local resistance to memorials. As ye sow, so shall ye reap
Alec_Lomas said:spasticus said:
Thank you for posting that. A fascinating read.
Hoochie said:I served out there in 1991/2 with the UN RR - it was amazing how many of the lads (myself included) never even knew about this until we got chatting with some locals in a bar next to the Ledra Palace (Manhattan's if memory serves).
Sad indeed that there is still no real memorial to the lads that died out there due to terrorism. Christ, one of our 'Feet in in-tray' tasks out there was to do up a Macedonian Partisan war grave cemetary not far from Bravo 18 (opposite the Turkish position on Egg Hill), yet as per normal we do not honor our own dead.