Fylde Coast Musings vs Cyprus Life – in pictures

Originally from a small mill town in Heywood, Lancashire (United Kingdom) we moved overseas at the beginning of March 2004 and spent the next glorious 12 years in Limassol, Cyprus. Sadly, in 2016 we had to return permanently to UK due to family ill health. We now live on the Fylde coast where the river Wyre meets the Irish sea just across from Fleetwood. More places to discover and capture on camera!

Asgata village -vs- Army over munitions manoevers

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RESIDENTS of Asgata village, in the Limassol district, were up in arms yesterday on seeing military trucks laden with munitions cut through their community in the early morning hours.

The ordnance was being transported to an army camp near Asgata. It consisted of an unknown quantity of Bofors 50 mm anti-aircraft shells.

The National Guard said later that the trucks had planned to bypass the village using byroads, but as these were closed the vehicles had to double back and cross the village’s main street on their way to the camp – ruining the military’s incognito operation.

Local residents quickly figured out what was happening; they rushed to the nearby army camp, blocking its entrance to stop the trucks from offloading their cargo there.

No disturbances occurred, although the standoff at the camp’s entrance lasted several hours. Read more on Cyprus-Mail


Author: Fylde Coast Musings aka CyprusPictures

I'm "Shell" or Michele - formerly a UK Expat living in Cyprus since March 2004. Sadly, we had to return to UK in April 2016 due to family illness. We now live "over Wyre" where the "River meets the Sea" at Knott End on Sea, Fylde coast, Lancashire. If you like my photos, you can see more of them on Flickr (Thulborn-Chapman Photography): http://www.flickr.com/photos/cypruspictures/albums/ and don't forget to check me out on Twitter too - you can find me: @CyprusPictures aka Fylde Coast Musings Enjoy!

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