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Operation Lucky Alphonse

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40,000  300
Dates  7 Jun 1956 – 23 Jun 1956
25 (none directly by EOKA)  17 captured
Result  17 EOKA members were captured, and the EOKA group was broken and no longer posed a threat.
Location  Troodos Mountains, Troodos, Cyprus

Operation Lucky Alphonse was a British Armed Forces operation that occurred during the EOKA insurgency in Cyprus. The British Army lost 25 men, mostly as a result of road accidents (7) and a forest fire that killed 13 men of the Gordon Highlanders, 5 Norfolks and two from the Parachute Regiment.


  • Units already stationed in the Troodos Area
  • The Parachute Regiment
  • The Royal Marines
  • The Gordon Highlanders
  • Supporting Units
  • The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
  • The South Staffordshire Regiment
  • The Royal Norfolk Regiment
  • The Royal Horse Guards
  • The RAF Regiment
  • HMS Diamond
  • C Company of the 1st Battalion, The Highland Light Infantry
  • References

    Operation Lucky Alphonse Wikipedia

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