January 12th, 2018Queen Elizabeth has awarded Dhekelia officer Andreas Pitsillides with the Overseas Territory Police Medal, the only one of its kind handed out in 2018 across all of the overseas territories.
The Queen’s New Year’s Honours List acknowledges Superintendent Pitsillides’ three decades of “meritorious service” after joining the...
December 31st, 2015By Annette Chrysostomou
After more than 50 years, an ex-RAF serviceman was awarded a medal for saving Cypriot families during the conflicts in the 1960s, according to the Nottingham Post.
Philip Backler, at the time a young RAF transport driver, was awarded the general service medal after the UK defence ministry asked veterans...
June 18th, 2014By Staff Reporter
Police constable Sophia Ioannou was honoured for her bravery by President Nicos Anastasiades on Wednesday for her part in capturing an armed robber in Polemidhia in April this year while off duty.
On 3 April on her way home from a duty shift at the local police station, Ioannou spotted the robber holding a gun as...
August 27th, 2013The UK’s Ministry of Defence Medal Office has posthumously awarded a Cypriot veteran of the Second World War three medals.
Neophytos Georgiou Kamara from Emba in the Paphos district joined the Cyprus Regiment of the British Army as a volunteer in 1940.
He initially fought in North Africa, along with other Cypriots, in the famous...
June 30th, 2013By Nathan Morley
NEARLY 70 years have passed since former marine John Hale was part of one of the greatest and most decisive naval encounters of World War Two, but the memory of that dark Arctic night is as raw as ever.
This week Hale, 88, who lives in Paphos, has good cause to remember his wartime past.
He was part of an Arctic...
June 28th, 2013Cypriot athlete Nektaria Panayi won a gold medal in the long jump on Thursday in the 17th Mediterranean Games in Mersin, Turkey.
This is the second gold medal for Cyprus and the sixth overall.
The 23-year-old won the gold medal with a 6.51m jump, ahead of Slovenian Nina Kolaric who came second, and third-place Italian Tania...
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