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Re: Do I have to go to the army?

Postby Cap » Wed May 22, 2013 5:36 pm

kurupetos wrote:
Cap wrote:I personally know of 2 cases.

1. Cypriot mother, Greek father. Did NOT do army.
2. Swedish mother, Cypriot father. DID army. (The parents put up a hell of a fight at the Ministry of Defense. The Swedish embassy got involved, when the dust settled, the kid had to go. case closed.)

That was the old rule, and the idea behind it was that the lad would do military service in his father's country, e.g., for case (1.): Greek army. :wink:


Dunno Kuru, this was 15 years ago.
You might have a point though.
We had Greek nationals of Cypriot extract who served their national service in Cyprus. ( albeit reduced)
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Re: Do I have to go to the army?

Postby kurupetos » Wed May 22, 2013 5:44 pm

Cap wrote:
kurupetos wrote:
Cap wrote:I personally know of 2 cases.

1. Cypriot mother, Greek father. Did NOT do army.
2. Swedish mother, Cypriot father. DID army. (The parents put up a hell of a fight at the Ministry of Defense. The Swedish embassy got involved, when the dust settled, the kid had to go. case closed.)

That was the old rule, and the idea behind it was that the lad would do military service in his father's country, e.g., for case (1.): Greek army. :wink:


Dunno Kuru, this was 15 years ago.
You might have a point though.
We had Greek nationals of Cypriot extract who served their national service in Cyprus. ( albeit reduced)

Yes, but I reckon most countries don't have compulsory military service these days...
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Re: Do I have to go to the army?

Postby Paphitis » Wed May 22, 2013 5:47 pm

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Paphitis wrote:I have not served in the CNG...

Paphitis, is your father Greek? :lol: :lol: :lol:


Cypriot mate!

I remember I always had to have an exit permit up to the age of 21! After that, never had an issue for some reason! :lol:
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Re: Do I have to go to the army?

Postby kurupetos » Wed May 22, 2013 6:04 pm

Paphitis wrote:
kurupetos wrote:
Paphitis wrote:I have not served in the CNG...

Paphitis, is your father Greek? :lol: :lol: :lol:


Cypriot mate!

I remember I always had to have an exit permit up to the age of 21! After that, never had an issue for some reason! :lol:

Sincere apologies mate. :oops: I didn't know you were gay. :lol:
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Re: Do I have to go to the army?

Postby Mik » Wed May 22, 2013 6:14 pm

I count 27 Countries with National Service...
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Re: Do I have to go to the army?

Postby Paphitis » Wed May 22, 2013 6:26 pm

kurupetos wrote:
Paphitis wrote:
kurupetos wrote:
Paphitis wrote:I have not served in the CNG...

Paphitis, is your father Greek? :lol: :lol: :lol:


Cypriot mate!

I remember I always had to have an exit permit up to the age of 21! After that, never had an issue for some reason! :lol:

Sincere apologies mate. :oops: I didn't know you were gay. :lol:


Cypriots know who the gay motherland is! :wink:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiU2NzQugKA

:lol:
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Re: Do I have to go to the army?

Postby Cap » Wed May 22, 2013 6:29 pm

Really cool pics of the Cyprus National Guard thread from the Military Pics Forum. (thanks GR) :D

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http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/sh ... ead/page33
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Re: Do I have to go to the army?

Postby kurupetos » Wed May 22, 2013 6:56 pm

Mik wrote:I count 27 Countries with National Service...

...out of 249 countries. That's about 11%. :wink:
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Re: Do I have to go to the army?

Postby kurupetos » Wed May 22, 2013 6:57 pm

Paphitis wrote:
kurupetos wrote:
Paphitis wrote:
kurupetos wrote:
Paphitis wrote:I have not served in the CNG...

Paphitis, is your father Greek? :lol: :lol: :lol:


Cypriot mate!

I remember I always had to have an exit permit up to the age of 21! After that, never had an issue for some reason! :lol:

Sincere apologies mate. :oops: I didn't know you were gay. :lol:


Cypriots know who the gay motherland is! :wink:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiU2NzQugKA

:lol:

:lol: I don't have a motherland.
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Re: Do I have to go to the army?

Postby Paphitis » Wed May 22, 2013 6:58 pm

Also, there are reports that Cyprus has ordered 2 L'Adroit Corvettes from France and has already made a 120 Million Euro down payment! :D



Armament: 16 Mica RF air to air missiles or 16 Aster 15 SAMs
8 Exocet anti-ship missiles or 8 RGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missiles or 8 RBS-15 Mk.3, 4 Hull mounted ASW torpedoes, CIWS 20, 30, 35mm, 4-8 12.7mm HMG, decoys

Plus UAV/UAS and a 10 tonne Helicopter! :D
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