2nd Inniskillings arrive in Cyprus

Wednesday, 22 September, 1954

The 2nd Battalion The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, leaving one detached company in Aqaba, arrived in Cyprus from the Canal Zone, Egypt on 22 September 1954. The detached company would rejoin the Battalion in February 1955. The Inniskillings were based in Famagusta with one company in Nicosia. General Headquarters Middle East had also moved to Cyprus. Events at that time heralded the start of the Cyprus Emergency when independence from Britain and union with Greece would be pursued by the armed resistance movement EOKA.

To read more about the Inniskillings service on Cyprus please click on CYPRUS - A Divided Island.