Remembering Today 1/8/41 Private:Mehmet Ramadan,CY/15755,Cyprus Regiment

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    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    MEHMET RAMADAN
    Rank:
    Private
    Service No:
    CY/15755
    Date of Death:
    01/08/1941
    Regiment/Service:
    Cyprus Regiment
    Panel Reference:
    Face 10.
    Memorial:
    ATHENS MEMORIAL
    Casualty Details
     
  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Cypriots were staunch supporters of the Allied cause in World War II. This was particularly true after the invasion of Greece in 1940. Conscription was not imposed on the colony, but 6,000 Cypriot volunteers fought under British command during the Greek campaign. Before the war ended, more than 30,000 had served in the British forces.

    As far as the island itself was concerned, it escaped the war except for limited air raids. As it had twenty-five years earlier, it became important as a supply and training base and as a naval station, but this time its use as an air base made it particularly significant to the overall Allied causehttp://countrystudies.us/cyprus/10.htm
     

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