§ 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.