cyprus RAF Akrotiri

Akrotiri, Limassol
cyprus






KmBearing
0.6285 RAF Akrotiri guardhouse, Limassol
11.7 62 Akrotiri Bay,
20.5296 Bloodhound Camp, Sovreign Base Area
48.1288LCPH Paphos International Airport, Paphos
67.0 60LCLK Larnaca, Larnaca
68.7 23LCNC Nicosia (Lefkosia), Nicosia (Lefkosia)



1956 to present

34 35 N - 32 59 E
UK Soverign Base, SW of Limassol
ICAO: LCRAIATA: AKT
Elevation: 76 feet


RAF Akrotiri
RAF Akrotiri is the RAF's largest airfield - some 18 square miles - and is home to a mix of Army, RAF, RN and civilian personnel, which was first opened in 1956. The RAF use the airfield as a staging post for transport aircraft, and as a temporary operating base for aircraft carrying out Armament Practice Camps. The RAF Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, also use the airfield every year for their display work up. Permanently based at Akrotiri is 84 Squadron with Griffin HAR.2, who perform Search and Rescue duties as well as a support role for the UN peacekeeping forces on the island.

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Units

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YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
normal: Unit no longer at this base
2003UK 203(r) squadronsea king 1996/14
1972/    UK 84 squadron412 2003/   
wessex 1984/03
Wessex HC.2 1982/84
whirlwind 1972/82
1964/72UK 1563 (tactical support) flightwhirlwind 1963/72




Events

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By Date | By Serial

DatesOrg/TypeUnit
1961 UK Army Air CorpsSE3130 Alouette IIXJ384
1975-jan-27 AccidentUK Royal Air ForceWhirlwind HAR.10XR454
1985-mar UK Royal Air ForceWessex HU.5XT463
1990-apr-02 UK Fleet Air ArmWessex HU.5XS498
1992 UK Royal Air ForceWessex HU.5XS485
1993 UK Royal Air ForceWessex HU.5XS517
1993 UK Royal Air ForceWessex HU.5XT479
1993-mar UK Royal Air ForceWessex HU.5XT463
1993-mar UK Royal Air ForceWhirlwind HAR.4XD184
2006-mar-11 Whirlwind HAR.4XD184
2006-sep UK Royal NavyType 42 (Batch 3)D98 HMS York
2015-feb-17 US US Department of StateS-61N Mk.IIN751AW
2015-sep-16 UK Royal Air ForceCH-47D ChinookZA671


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