cyprus Eastern Sovereign Base Area

Dhekelia, Xylotymbou
cyprus





KmBearing
17.3220LCLK Larnaca, Larnaca
45.8292LCNC Nicosia (Lefkosia), Nicosia (Lefkosia)
53.9305 Karter Air Base, Pınarbaşı
71.9236 Akrotiri Bay,
83.4237LCRA RAF Akrotiri, Limassol
83.8237 RAF Akrotiri guardhouse, Limassol



1952 to present

34 59 36 secs N - 33 44 55.3 secs E
UK Sovereign Base, 3nm SE of Famagusta
ICAO: IATA:
Elevation: 165 feet


Opened as a British Army garrison outpost in 1952 near the site of a WWII refugee camp, although planning for the new site had been going on since 1949. The objective was to consolidate 4 nearby camps onto one soverign base site and protect the air defence and communication station at Agios Nikolaos.

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YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
normal: Unit no longer at this base
1984UK 846 squadronSea King HC.4 1979/13
1969/03UK 16 FlightSA341B Gazelle AH.1 1988/03
SE3130 Alouette II 1977/88
sioux 1969/78





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DatesOrg/TypeUnit
1990-mar Eastern Sovereign Base AreaUK Army Air CorpsSA341B Gazelle AH.1ZB678
1990-mar Eastern Sovereign Base AreaUK Army Air CorpsSA341B Gazelle AH.1ZB690


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