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THE FRENCH MILITARY GET VERY LUCKY during Suez Crisis

THE FRENCH MILITARY GET VERY LUCKY during Suez Crisis

Lance Corporal Bill Avis was conscripted in 1953 and served 2 years in the Suez Canal zone. However, in 1956 he was called up again and sent back to take part in the Suez Crisis. On his arrival back in the zone he was rather surprised to see what the French military had brought with them...

NARROWLY ESCAPING A TERRORIST ATTACK IN CYPRUS 1956

NARROWLY ESCAPING A TERRORIST ATTACK IN CYPRUS 1956

In November 1955 Lance Corporal Bill Avis was recalled to the Suez Canal zone where he had been posted since 1953. On the way back to the zone, Bill's company were detoured to Cyprus to bolster British troops as the recently founded EOKA terrorist were seeking independence and union with Greece through armed struggle. It was a cup of tea that saved Bill's life against a terrorist attack that struck hours after Bill had arrived on the island....

CONSCRIPTION IN 1953

CONSCRIPTION IN 1953

In 1953 John Mitchell was 18 and was called up via conscription to be trained in the RAF. Here he talks about how the post-war conscription process worked.

FACING DANGER IN SUEZ CANAL ZONE

FACING DANGER IN SUEZ CANAL ZONE

Leading Aircraftman John Mitchell was conscripted in 1953 at the age of 18 to go to the Suez Canal zone where he spent 2 years working on one of the military bases. Here he talks about a particular incident that happened to him when he was in a local village, away from the safety of the base.