British holidaymaker pleads guilty to killing UK soldier in Cyprus

Mohammed Abdulkadir Osman, 19, admits manslaughter of Fusilier David Lee Collins, 19, in Ayia Napa A British tourist has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of a UK soldier in Cyprus, a court official has said. Fusilier David Lee Collins, 19, from Manchester, was stabbed to death after a fight broke out in a nightclub in the popular resort of Ayia Napa, last November. Mohammed Abdulkadir Osman, 19, reportedly from London, admitted manslaughter at a court hearing in Larnaca, Photini Larcou, registrar of the court, said.

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British holidaymaker pleads guilty to killing UK soldier in Cyprus

MOD launches new Skynet satellite

The extra lines of communication will benefit personnel deployed in Afghanistan and other parts of the world, including the Falklands, Cyprus and on ships at sea. MOD pictures show the moment that Skynet 5D was launched from French Guiana, South America. It is the fourth satellite of the Skynet 5 project to be put into space since 2007 under a £4bn Private Finance Initiative ( PFI ) programme with Astrium , who built the satellite and service providers Astrium Services .

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RAF Akrotiri supporting operations in Afghanistan

It is the halfway point between RAF Brize Norton and Camp Bastion, and getting troops from A to B (Akrotiri to Bastion) is one of the crucial roles fulfilled by personnel at the RAF’s base in Cyprus.

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RAF Akrotiri supporting operations in Afghanistan

British troops keep the peace in Cyprus

Soldiers from the 3 Royal Anglian Group are in Cyprus at the forefront of Operation TOSCA – the UK’s biggest overseas operation after Afghanistan. Ian Carr reports.

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British troops keep the peace in Cyprus

Gunners prepare for Helmand in Cyprus heat

Soldiers from 9 Battery, 12 Regiment Royal Artillery, are currently preparing for future deployments to Afghanistan in the heat of Cyprus on Exercise Lion Sun.

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