The first group of the 500 R.A.F. personnel to replace Greek-Cypriot workers dismissed from their?
The first group of the 500 R.A.F. personnel to replace Greek-Cypriot workers dismissed from their posts as a result of bomb planting on Army and R.A.F. installations left Lyneham R.A.F. station, U.K., on November 12. There were 29 men in this first batch, 12 of whom had volunteered for the trip.
Most of the men are either stewards or cooks and will work in NAAFI canteens. The call for civilians to replace the sacked Greek-Cypriots has been answered by an overwhelming number of people. For 500 jobs their have been 25,000 application, despite the dangerous environment on the island.
NAAFI authorities are hoping to fly the first group of civilian volunteers of Cyprus this week-end.