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    Dhekelia, Xylotymbou


    Satellite and aerial maps of Dhekelia Strip with nearby locations

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    2.1298LCA13 Dhekelia MRS, Xylotymbou
    2.8244LCA12 Dhekelia Garrison, Xylotymbou
    3.6317LCA02 Dhekelia Kingsfield, Xylotymbou
    12.2232 Larnaca, Larnaca
    15.3239LCA17 Larnaca General Hospital, Larnaca
    16.6049LCA10 Agios Nicholas, Famagusta

    1952 to present

    34° 59' 36'' N - 33° 44' 55.3'' E
    UK Sovereign Base, 3nm SE of Famagusta
    Elevation: 150 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 Strip

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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 Strip

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    1990-mar Eastern Sovereign Base Area16 Flt AH.1 ZB678
    1990-mar Eastern Sovereign Base Area16 Flt AH.1 ZB690

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