British Troops, Cyprus.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army – in the House of Commons on 24th November 1931.

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Photo of Mr John McGovern Mr John McGovern , Glasgow Shettleston


asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether there have been any casualties among the British troops during the recent disturbances in Cyprus; and what is the total establishment of British forces now stationed in the island?

Photo of Mr Duff Cooper Mr Duff Cooper , Westminster St George's

There have been no casualties amongst British troops in Cyprus. The normal establishment of troops in Cyprus is one company of infantry and ancillary troops. According to the latest information available, two additional companies of infantry, a detachment of an armoured car regiment and ancillary troops are temporarily in the island. The armoured car detachment is in process of being withdrawn.