NDHQ/DHIST is collecting personal reminisces on the Canadian Army’s long stay in Cyprus.

Please find below the link to the story of how it came to be that two HF Radio Teletype (HF RTT) Detachments, complete with three-man crews, were airlifted from 73 Canadian Signal Squadron in Egypt (UNEF-2) to Cyprus in late July 1974 by RCAF Hercules aircraft from Lahr, Germany when the 1st Commando Group, an infantry battalion sized unit of the Canadian Airborne Regiment serving in UNFICYP, lost its secure telegraph links to Lahr and Ottawa because of actions taken by the Greek-Cypriot coup to ouster President (Archbishop) Makarios.

It was an interesting few days in Nicosia, Ottawa and Cairo; I hope the story is an interesting read as well.

LCol Mac Sauvage, CD, RCCS (Retired)

To read the full story, please follow the link: 73 Sigs Assistance to CAB July 1974

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