Bonnyrigg soldier keeping the peace

David Rose, of Bonnyrig,  is with the Royal Scots Borderers 1 Scots in Cyprus

David Rose, of Bonnyrig, is with the Royal Scots Borderers 1 Scots in Cyprus

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A Bonnyrigg soldier sporting the light blue beret of a United Nations peace-keeping force, patrols the derelict buildings of the “green line” dividing the holiday island of Cyprus.

David Rose (23),is with the Royal Scots Borderers - 1 Scots - forming part of the British contingent patrolling the buffer zone between the Turkish and Greek Cypriot communities.

The regiment are midway through a six month tour of duty on the island. The zone stretches 180 kilometres across the island,where the opposing forces stood following a ceasefire just over 40 years ago.