HC Deb 24 July 1958 vol 592 c58W
84. Mrs. Castle

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what are the duties of the "Viking" patrols in Cyprus.

Mr. Profumo

They consist of married Service men and United Kingdom civilians who have been enrolled as Special Constables. Their primary purpose is to safeguard ex-patriate families, particularly when the husband is away on duty. The code name "Viking" is used in Limassol only, though similar patrols operate in the other main towns.