cyprus Eastern Sovereign Base Area

Dhekelia, Xylotymbou
Cyprus




Satellite and aerial maps of Dhekelia with nearby locations


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KmBearing
17.3220LCLK Larnaca, Larnaca
29.2309LCEN Tymbou / Kirklar, Nicosia (Lefkosia)
45.8292LCNC Nicosia (Lefkosia), Nicosia (Lefkosia)
53.8260 nr Makheras, Nicosia (Lefkosia)
53.9305 Karter Air Base, Kyrenia
70.3250 Apsiou, 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




History of this Location


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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List of units at Dhekelia

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YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
normal: Unit no longer at this base
1984UK 846 NASSea King HC.4 1979/13
1969/03UK 16 FltSA341B Gazelle AH.1 1988/03
SE3130 Alouette II 1977/88
Sioux 1969/78







List of aircraft and events at Dhekelia

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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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