Artist: Philippos Yiapanis
Location: Diarizos river, at the spot where the helicopter crashed. Pafos district.
Category: National Guard
Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou
The Bell 206 helicopter crashed on July 10th 2002 killing five military passengers. The memorial is dedicated to the Lieutenant General Evaghelos Florakis (Ευάγγελος Φλωράκης) Chief of National Guard; to Stylianos Demenayas (Στυλιανός Δεμέναγας) ΔΑ/ΓΕΕΦ Commander; to Squadron Leader Paris Athanasiadis (Πάρις Αθανασιάδης); to Lieutenant Nikolas Georgiou (Νικόλας Γεωργίου); and to the First Lieutenant Michalis Siakallis (Μιχάλης Σιακαλλής).
The memorial was commissioned by the private committee for the Kouklia officers’ commemoration, the Kouklia Community, the Pan-Hellenic Special Forces Federation and the Commandos Cypriot Association. The unveiling took place on July 6th 2003.
~ Φιλελεύθερος (Fileleftheros), July 29, 2002, p. 10.
~ Αρχείο Δήμου Πάφου (Pafos Municipality Archive) 8.1991, document January 7, 2003.