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A tribute to Pte Robert Leslie Kunkel by David Gollop

Date added: 20 Nov 2009

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David Gollop

The British Cyprus Memorial Trust
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I joined 1 Para in early January 1956 on the same draft as Bob. We were both place in 8 Platoon C Company and airlifted to Cyprus on 13th January 1956 in Shackletons. We were billeted in the same tent and were good friends. Bob was placed on a NCO Cadre Course in April and died in a climbing accident in the Kyrenia Mountains whilst on that course. I had the honour to be one of the coffin bearers at his fuheral, which was also attended by his parents, who had flown out to Cyprus. Bob hailed from North London and was a direct recruit into the regiment. He was a young man full of life, courteous and kind in his relations with other soldiers. I still remember him well.

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