Where are the British army bases in Cyprus?

Where are the British army bases in Cyprus?

British Forces Cyprus (BFC) is the name given to the British Armed Forces stationed in the UK Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia on the island of Cyprus and at a number of related ‘retained sites’ in the Republic of Cyprus.

What regiments are based in Cyprus?

British Forces Cyprus (BFC) The Army presence includes two resident infantry battalions and supporting arms such as the Royal Logistics Corps, Royal Army Medical Corps, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Royal Military Police and others located in both SBAs.

How long can you stay in Cyprus before they want you to do the Army?

This means that a person needs to apply once at the Diplomatic Mission of the Country you live. Note that in the case you stay in Cyprus exceeds the three (3) months and in order to exit the country an exit permit is required to be issued.

How many British are in Cyprus?

There are at least 50,000 British who reside in Cyprus, with most having their property in Paphos district.

Why is there an RAF base in Cyprus?

In 1960, independence was granted to Cyprus, with the RAF maintaining both RAF Nicosia and RAF Akrotiri as airfields, controlled by the Near East Air Force. However, Akrotiri assumed more importance as Nicosia was used for greater civil aviation traffic.

Is Army in Cyprus mandatory?

MILITARY OBLIGATIONS In accordance with the provisions of the Law relating to National Guard, there is compulsory military service for all male citizens of the Republic of Cyprus including persons of Cypriot descent on the male side, who are resident of the Republic.

Why is there a British army base in Cyprus?

Dhekélia, also spelled Dekéleia, British military enclave in southeast Cyprus, retained as a “sovereignty base area” by the United Kingdom under the 1959 London Agreement granting independence to Cyprus.

Does UK own part of Cyprus?

Cyprus gained its independence from the United Kingdom in 1960, after 82 years of British control. The two countries now enjoy warm relations, however the continuing British sovereignty of the Akrotiri and Dhekelia Sovereign Base Areas has continued to divide Cypriots.

When did the British Army leave Cyprus?

Cyprus was just too important for Britain to relinquish entirely, and the Suez Crisis of 1956 had left Cyprus as the most important military outpost in the region.

How much money do I need to retire to Cyprus?

In each case, an individual minimum amount is determined, but on average it is 9 750 euros per year per applicant. Cypriot government agencies will need just a bank statement showing your savings.

How do I get out of the Cypriot army?

Before departing from Cyprus, all those aged between 15 and 26 who are eligible for military service require an Exit Permit which is issued by the Ministry of Defence and local District Military Offices in Nicosia, Larnaca, Limassol and Paphos.

What is Army Families Federation?

Army Families Federation is a charitable incorporated organisation registered in England and Wales with registered charity number 1176393 and a charity registered in Scotland with registered charity number SC048282 having its principal office at IDL 414, Floor 1, Zone 6, Ramillies Building, Marlborough Lines, Monxton Road, Andover SP11 8HJ.

What is CYCY Cyprus branch doing to support veterans?

Cyprus Branch has 40 trained caseworkers across the island to assist veterans in their time of need. Assistance is provided to relieve need suffering and distress amongst veterans and their families and we are committed to being there for them and their families whenever or wherever they need us.

Who are SSAFA Cyprus?

We are the Cyprus branch of SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity. We are the Cyprus branch of SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity. We provide lifelong support to those who are serving or have served in the British Army, Royal Navy, Royal Marines or the Royal Air Force, and to their families.

Are there any military GP surgeries in Cyprus?

There are military GP surgeries at RAF Akrotiri, Episkopi and Dhekelia. All of these are accredited GP training practices. All hospital care is provided by a Cypriot private hospital, Ygia Polyclinic, based in Limassol. There are also dental centres where dependants can access dental care alongside the serving person.