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Time to honour all personnel killed in forgotten conflict

Editor's Viewpoint

It was a conflict - or as it was known, an emergency - which few people in Northern Ireland remember today, but it is good to know that the sacrifices made in Cyprus 60 years ago have not been forgotten.

The last surviving sibling of an east Belfast Navy pilot, who was killed when his plane crashed, has been presented with the Elizabeth Medal in memory of his death.

Lt Edward John Wright was in that finest tradition of men and women from this corner of the UK who were prepared to serve for the greater good.

Some 371 UK servicemen and 10 Irishmen died during the emergency and their stories also deserve to be told and recognised.

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