MP marks Remembrance Day with Lancashire soldiers in Cyprus

Fylde MP Mark Menzies, right, marked Remembrance Day by attending a service with some of Weeton's 2 Lancs Company, currently serving with the UN peacekeeping force on the demilitarised green line in Cyprus.

Fylde MP Mark Menzies marked Remembrance Day by attending a service with some of Weeton’s 2 Lancs Company, currently serving with the UN peacekeeping force on the demilitarised green line in Cyprus. Mr Menzies was invited to attend the service, held at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month at Waynes Keep Military Cemetery in Nicosia. He said: “We held a remembrance service hosted by the British High Commission and led by the UN Peacekeeping force on the island. “Among those attending were clergy from Argentina and Slovenia. “While there, I met with members of 2 Lancs Regiment. There are about 90 soldiers from Weeton on the base at Cyprus at the moment, serving with the UN, and we observed a poignant silence remembering the fallen from conflicts around the world.” The Weeton soldiers are serving with the United Nations Forces in Cyprus on a six-month duty tour. The soldiers serve as United Nations soldiers and are responsible for maintaining the integrity of the buffer zone that runs between Greek and Turkish Cypriots. The Command includes the capital Nicosia, and soldiers wear UN berets. Mr Menzies’ visit came as Cypriot leaders were meeting to discuss the reunification of both sides of the Mediterranean island. Mr Menzies then attended remembrance services in both St Annes and Kirkham on Sunday.

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