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1st Bn Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment

THE 'GREENLINE' CYPRUS

The Royal Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiments had a long association with the Island of Cyprus, with both Battalions serving there during the EOKA troubles in the years leading up to the amalgamation in 1959. In fact the Wiltshire's are accredited with having the longest posting on the Island during those troubled times. The 1st Bn Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment continued that association on the island by a Battalion Emergency posting to the Island in 1964 followed by Company postings to reinforce the 1st Bn Gloucestershire Regiment. In the years to come successive generations of 'Dukes' patrolled the Island.

This page will contain images of that early posting to the island

 

Pte GIGG

Pte TURNER

Pte Geoffrey GIGG from Wincanton Somerset

Pte Barrie TURNER from Reading

 

Pte NEWMAN

Pte PEARCE

Pte Keith NEWMAN from Cheltenham Pte Peter PEARCE from Trowbridge

 

Pte ROSS

Pte HAWKINS

Pte David ROSS from Swindon

Pte Ronald HAWKINS from Wokingham

 

Pte IRELAND

Pte TANNER

Pte Bill IRELAND from Belfast

Pte Ronald TANNER from Devizes

 

Pte JENKINS

Pte COOKE

Pte Allan JENKINS from Newton Abbot

Pte Ronald COOKE from Tilsbury

Pte ISSACS

Pte JESSEMEY

Pte Kenneth ISSACS from Taunton

Pte Patrick JESSEMEY from Didcot

 

Pte FROST

PRICE, THOMPSON, COX & NEAL

Pte Leslie FROST from Bridgewater

(L to R) L/Cpl Colin PRICE, Drummer Ian THOMPSON, Pte Brian COX & Pte Mike NEAL all from Swindon

 

Pte Venus and HUGHES

Cpl Ray POVEY from Reading

Pte VENUS from Salisbury and Pte Joseph (Paddy) HUGHES from Colne, Wilts.

 

POTTER and MORTIMER

Pte William POTTER from Warminster and Cpl Michael MORTIMER from Melksham, Wiltshire

Pte Lawrence WILSON from Portsmouth

 

ROWE and BARROW

Pte Alfred ROWE and C.S.M. John BARROW, both from Plymouth

Pte Mike Devonshire

 

Mike DOWDING

Pte CLANCY and Barny FOSTER

Mike DOWDING

Pte CLANCY and the late Barny FOSTER (Killed in Northern Ireland)

Bill Wagstaff Bill Wagstaff
23853266 L/Cpl Bill Wagstaff, it has to be said lounging and posing. After Bill left the mob he ran away down under, to Australia where he is today (See then and now on the main site)

 

'B' Company 1st Bn D.E.R.R. Headquarters, Cyprus 1964

B Coy 1 DERR HQ Cyprus 1964

The Sentry at B Coy HQ being filmed

B Coy lookout position Cyprus 1964

Lookout position, Cyprus 1964

Turkish Road Block, Cyprus 1964

Turkish Road block Cyprus 1964

 

Mike DEVLIN

Mike DEVONSHIRE Gonking

Mike DEVONSHIRE returning from his 'stagging on' time

Mike DEVONSHIRE as many remember him 'Gonking' Mike is now in Canada.

 

Acknowledgments

The Web team would like to thanks Pat COONEY for his help with this page, in particular the information regarding Soldier DEVONSHIRE.

Also William 'Bill' POTTER (One of the Potter Brothers) who lives in Minden Germany.

And Bill Wagstaff from down under

Also the Regimental Museum Curator Lt Col David CHILTON at Salisbury

 
 
                             
 
                        
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                            Revised: 19 July 2006.