Ambush at Pedhoula, Cyprus, 03NOV1958

#1
Having seen a brief mention of this incident in the book 'Four Five' by David Young, I wondered if anyone on the site had any further information.

Lt David Spurling lost his life in that ambush, and I believe my father was standing next to him when he was shot. It's too late to ask the old man now, but maybe someone knows what happened.
 
#2
If the "Four Five" is 45 Commando RM, the Unit Historical Record covering July-December 1958 for "45 Commando: Cyprus Heliforce" is available for reading at the National Archive, Kew under reference ADM 202/515.
 
#3
'Four Five' is about 45Cdo, thanks for pointing that out.

The reference for Kew is brilliant, I'll get down there and check through it.

Thanks.
 

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