Saturday, 25 April 2015

24 APRIL 1966 - ON THIS DAY IN ROYAL WELCH FUSILIERS HISTORY

1 RWF arrived in Cyprus as part of UNFICYP, 1966
In January 1964, because on unrest between Greeks and Turks, Nicosia was divided between 
the two communities. In March the UN established a force — UNFICYP — to observe a 
cease-fire between the factions. It included a British battalion. 1 RWF, which was stationed 
in BAOR, was sent to Cyprus for a successful six-month tour from April to November 1966.


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