FOREIGN AIR FORCES
Foreign Forces - Military Air Arms
Argentina UNFICYP 294; 2 inf coy; 1 avn unit
Austria UNFICYP 4
Canada UNFICYP 1
Croatia UNFICYP 4
Army: 950; .200 (officers/NCO seconded to Greek-Cypriot
Hungary UNFICYP 84; elm 1 inf coy
Peru UNFICYP 2
Slovakia UNFICYP 196; elm 1 inf coy; 1 engr pl
Army 1,678; 2 inf bn; 1 hel flt; Navy 42;
Air Force 1,071; 1 hel sqn with 4 Bell 412 Twin Huey • UNFICYP
257: 1 inf coy
Foreign Forces Air Bases and Airfields Organisation:
Akrotiri (ICAO code:
LCRA) Air Base
British Sovereign Base Area. Used by the British Royal Air Force since
at least 1955. Also used by the Fleet Air Arm and Army Air Corps during the
1950s. Remained under British control after independence. Nowadays home to an
RAF helicopter SAR squadron and regular armament practice camps. Also used by
the US military. Located on a peninsula jutting out from the south coast of the
Dhekelia Air Base
British Sovereign Base Area. Remained under British control after independence.
British Army Air Corps base. Current. Located at the eastern end of the
sourthern coastline, south east of Nicosia.
Episkopi Air Base
Airfield located within the Akrotiri Sovereign Base Area. Remained under
British control after independence.
Kermia Air Base
Airstrip used by the British Army Air Corps in the 1950s. Exact location
not known. Current status - presumed disused.
Kingsfield Air Base
Kingsfield is an airstrip within the Dhekelia Sovereign Base Area.
Nicosia (ICAO code:
LCNC) Air Base
Nicosia International (also known as Levkásia) was formerly the
principal airport for Cyprus but was closed to international traffic in August
1974 when it ended up within the buffer zone between Turkish and Greek Cypriot
troops. Since that time the Airport has been used as a base by UNFICYP for
patrolling the Green Line separating the two communities.