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Foreign Forces - Military Air Arms

 

Argentina UNFICYP 294; 2 inf coy; 1 avn unit

 

Austria UNFICYP 4

 

Canada UNFICYP 1

 

Croatia UNFICYP 4

 

Greece

Army: 950; .200 (officers/NCO seconded to Greek-Cypriot National Guard)

 

Hungary UNFICYP 84; elm 1 inf coy

 

Peru UNFICYP 2

 

Slovakia UNFICYP 196; elm 1 inf coy; 1 engr pl

 

United Kingdom

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 island.

 

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. Current

 

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.

 
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   Cyprus AF News:

Cyprus high court orders retrial over Greek air disaster

• Cyprus high court orders retrial over Greek air disaster  (11.12.2012)

Cyprus plot seen as part of Iran's war

• Cyprus plot seen as part of Iran's war  (16.7.2012)

Joint STARS Exceeds 23,000 Flight Hours

• Joint STARS Exceeds 23,000 Flight Hours  (30.4.2007)



 

 



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