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Raymond Bell
Hi I know this is a long shot - a friend is asking if anyone knew an Alec Cameron who served with the HLI during the conflict in Cyprus 1955-56 - I believe that Alec has since passed and he had a web page where he listed his and the activities of the battalion during their time out there and I am told he may have published a book on their time out there - My question is does anyone know of the link to what was his web page and any ideas if he ever published his stories - His old army buddies were Jim Fury - Brian Sweeny - Billy McConologue - Jim lives in Fife - Brian in Devon and Billy in Australia - it was on the HLI Facebook page asking if anyone out there knew anything if Alec actually got his book published and more so any ex HLI boys who served with them reading this.... to post Thanks for reading this

Raymond Bell
jmac
Hi raymond I was in charlie company with alex and billy mconologue in cyprus and worked with alex when we came home his son was also on the web I knew alex died some time ago.do you have an e mail address for billy?
DannyH
QUOTE (jmac @ 16th Aug 2019, 02:41am) *
Hi raymond I was in charlie company with alex and billy mconologue in cyprus and worked with alex when we came home his son was also on the web I knew alex died some time ago.do you have an e mail address for billy?

Hi jmac

A young lad, John Beattie, who lived in Oakbank Street, Glasgow, was serving in Cyprus in the mid fifties, with the HLI. He and some other off duty soldiers were murdered by so called Greek terrorists.
Did you know John?

Regards

Danny Harris

jmac
Hi danny john was killed at a footballmatch in leftconokia there were 3 killed matt nellis from possil and a boy called docherty he was airlifted to cowglen military hospital but he also died . ilived down the garscube rd in burnside st the match had finished and they were running to the well for drink and one of them stood on a bomb
DannyH
QUOTE (jmac @ 18th Aug 2019, 01:01pm) *
Hi danny john was killed at a footballmatch in leftconokia there were 3 killed matt nellis from possil and a boy called docherty he was airlifted to cowglen military hospital but he also died . ilived down the garscube rd in burnside st the match had finished and they were running to the well for drink and one of them stood on a bomb


Hi jmac

Thank you for getting back to me. I knew John quite well. We played tanner baw football across from the tenement he lived in. I remember him as being on the quiet side. I think at the time of his death he was married with a young child.

I know Burnside Street well as my mother’s parents lived at 44 Burnside Street.

To me, one of the sad sides of their’s and your story is that Servicemen, both National Service and Regular soldiers who served in areas like Cyprus, Aden, Palestine, Malaya, Korea etc, have been long forgotten by the nation.

Regards

Danny
Raymond Bell
Hi Jmac

Billy is on facebook - I don't have an email address for him as such but I will contact either Brian or Jim and get it to you shortly by PM Do you have any contact details on Alec's son - he should know if his dad published his memoires - Thanks

Raymond Bell
Raymond Bell
Hi JMac

Just sent you an email have included Jim and Brian on this mail - I'm sure at least Brian has Bills email

Raymond Bell
jmac
Hi remond got your e mail but it said the address was removed,havent seen billy since our truck was bombed and billy got injured and taken too hospital just hope ok mabe some of the lads can tell me thanks for everthing j.mac
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