As a preliminary to his "get-tough" anti-terrorist campaign, Major-General Darling, Director of Operations, Cyprus, arranged a demonstrations of anti-ambush drill recently.
G.V. THE LOCATION OF THE DEMONSTRATIONS.
S.C.U. SIGN "KEEP OUT".
S.V. OFFICER PARTICIPATING.
L.T.V. ASSEMBLED TROOPS.
S.V. OFFICER TALKING TO MEN.
L.V. A JEEP COMES ROUND A CORNER AND ENTERS A STAGED AMBUSH.
S.V. SOLDIERS FROM JEEP TAKE UP DEFENSIVE POSITION.
S.L.V. ONE SOLDIER REMAINS BY THE JEEP.
S.V. SOLDIER WITH BREN GUN.
L.V. BULLETS SPATTERING AROUND THE SUPPOSED ENEMY.
S.V.PAN SOLDIER THROWING A GRENADE.
S.V.PAN TROOPS ADVANCING.
S.V.PAN A LINE OF TROOPS WATCHING THE DEMONSTRATION.
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Background: As a preliminary to his "get-tough" anti-terrorist campaign, Major-General Darling, Director of Operations, Cyprus, arranged a demonstrations of anti-ambush drill recently. The setting was the Athalassa scrubland near Nicosia, the date was October 22.
Men and officers of the 1st. Bn. The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regt. took the major part in the demonstration, supported by contingents from the 37th. Field Engineer Regt., No. 6 Army Guard Dog Unit and No. 248 Helicopter Squadron, RAF.
Lately the number of ambushes by EOKA terrorists has risen sharply. electrically detonated mines have superseded sniping and shooting in the back. Because of this Major-General Darling has instituted a Cyprus-wide training scheme to toughen up his own men and build them into a more efficient force. His determination to defeat EOKA terrorists is summed up in his statement of earlier this week, "I am only interested in dead terrorists."