Today marks 75 years since Nazi Germany formally surrendered at the end of #WW2. The Cyprus Regiment, consisting of 30,000 troops, played its part in the Allied campaign as a military unit of the British army. On a brief visit to Cyprus in 1943, Winston Churchill praised the “soldiers of the Cyprus Regiment who have served honourably on many fields from Libya to Dunkirk.”
On VE Day in 1945, millions took to the streets to celebrate peace after years of devastating war. Speaking on this 75th anniversary, the Federation’s President, Christos Karaolis said “As the post-war generation, we owe these heroes the deepest debt of gratitude and respect, because without their bravery we would not be free today. Not ony should they be remembered and honoured, but it is our duty and obligation to do so.”