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  • cyprus RAF Akrotiri

    Akrotiri, Limassol



    Satellite and aerial maps of RAF Akrotiri with nearby locations

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    0.6215 RAF Akrotiri guardhouse, Limassol
    11.5065 Akrotiri Bay, Limassol
    13.2000LCA18 Limassol General Hospital, Limassol
    16.6307 Salamanca Barracks, Limassol
    16.8309 Episkopi Range, Limassol
    17.7298LCA14 Episkopi FH, Limassol

    1956 to present

    34° 35' 22'' N - 32° 58' 52'' E
    Western Sovereign Base Area
    Elevation: 76 feet

    History of this Location

    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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    List of units at RAF Akrotiri

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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 SquadronPuma Mk2 2023/   
    412 2003/22
    Wessex 1984/03
    Wessex 1982/84
    Whirlwind 1972/82
    1964/72UK 1563 FltWhirlwind 1963/72

    RAF Akrotiri News

    RAF Akrotiri Changes Griffins for Pumas, 03-Apr-23 : #Cyprus Royal Air Force (RAF) 84 Squadron based out of RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus transitioned from the Griffin HAR.2 (Bell 412) to the Puma HC.2 on March 31, 2023

    RAF 84 Squadron 50 Years in Cyprus, 18-Jan-22 : #Akrotiri This week marks 84 Squadron’s 50th anniversary of non-stop flying operations from RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus. This is a momentous milestone, as no other RAF flying Squadron has operated continuously on an RAF station for that long.

    List of aircraft and events at RAF Akrotiri

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    1961 AAC SE3130 XJ384
    1973 DumpedRAF HAR.2 XL110
    1975-jan-27 AccidentRAF HAR10 XR454
    1983 Rescue trainingRAF HAR.2 XK970
    1985-mar RAF HU.5 XT463
    1990-apr-02 RN HU.5 XS498
    1992 84 Squadron HU.5 XS485
    1993 84 Squadron HU.5 XS517
    1993 84 Squadron HU.5 XT479
    1993-mar 84 Squadron HAR.4 XD184
    1993-mar 78 Squadron HU.5 XT463
    2003-apr 84 Squadron /4 412EP ZJ704
    2005-mar-16 RAF 412EP ZJ704
    2006-mar-11 HAR.4 XD184
    2006-sep RN Type 42 (Batch 3) D98 HMS York
    2015-feb-17 US Department of State S61N.MK2 N751AW
    2015-sep-16 RAF CH-47D ZA671
    2019-jun 84 Squadron /3 412EP ZJ703
    2020-jul 84 Squadron 412EP ZJ705
    2020-jul 84 Squadron 412EP ZJ706

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