A young couple narrowly escaped a burning tourist apartment on the road between Larnaca and Dhekelia
on Saturday morning, the fire services said.
However, as I have often been told by Cypriots, if it had not been for the belated turning out of the British garrison at Dhekelia
, Turkish forces would have taken the whole island, for the British actions halted their advance.
The victim was serving in his regiment at Dhekelia
, one of two bases Britain has maintained on the east Mediterranean island since independence in 1960.
According to the paper, the UK has two sovereign military bases in Cyprus at Dhekelia
The UK owns two military bases in Cyprus, one at Dhekelia
and another at Akrotiri.
One of the units at the Dhekelia
power station "stopped working" at 0445 local time, according to a spokesman at the Electricity Authority of Cyprus, followed by "a fault at the steam unit" at the alternative Moni power plant, reminiscent of the munitions blast last July that destroyed the main Vassiliko power station and sent the island into the Dark Ages.
This follows success abroad when the school's Year 10 and 11 teams completed a successful tour in Cyprus, both coming first in a competition held at Dhekelia
Army Base against a Cypriot international school and another British school .
The acquitted soldiers were all from the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, based at Dhekelia
, in the east of the island.
The soldiers, of the 2nd Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, based at Dhekelia
, face up to five years' jail if convicted.
Some 3,650 British personnel and civilian workers are based in Cyprus at Dhekelia
and the other military bases of RAF Akrotiri and Episkopi and Ayios Nikolaos.
Cypriot state radio quoted local police as saying at least 20 British soldiers from the nearby Dhekelia
garrison are suspected of attacking the pub owner and five customers, smashing chairs, bottles and glasses.
The MoD said men from the Second Battalion Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, based in Dhekelia
, have been charged with various offences.