Reunion of the 6th Contingent to Cyprus (1969/70)


The 6th contingent of Australian Police Cyprus (1969/1970) held a reunion in Caloundra Qld 9-11-Oct 2012. The contingent has held a reunion every two years commencing in 1971. Since 2009 the reunions have been held every year.

This year, although the numbers were down due to health issues, was a very successful event. Members present were Neil Behm, Ian Dalrymple, Max Mortimer, John McDonnell, Trevor Couch, Chester Schmerl, Kevin Hayward, Tom Lahl and Joe Smith. Also present were Carol Lahl; Maureen McDonnell, Denise Behm, Carmel Walker, Helen Dalrymple, Karen Lucas, Sue Mortimer, Helen McCaffery and Trudy Coen.

A welcome BBQ and drinks on Tuesday evening set the scene for a happy and friendly time. Wednesday saw all the participants in a bus for a hinterland tour and lunch at the Mapleton Hotel. Thursday was a car pool to Parrots in Paradise. Everyone was amazed and delighted with the very clever show. Lunch was had at the Glasshouse Tavern. Thursday night was the reunion dinner at La Baguette restaurant.

A tremendous dinner of Greek fare prepared by a chef of Argentinean origin in a restaurant with a French name. An excellent get together in an informal setting had everyone chatting and mixing. It was agreed that the next reunion would be held in Hobart in November (the week following the Melbourne Cup) 2013.