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.

What are the RAF doing in Cyprus?

RAF Akrotiri is an extremely busy Permanent Joint Operating Base that supports ongoing operations in the region as well as support for the Sovereign Base Areas on Cyprus. It is used as a forward mounting base for overseas operations in the Middle East and for fast jet training.

How many RAF are there in Cyprus?

British Forces Cyprus
Allegiance United Kingdom
Branch British Army Royal Air Force Royal Navy
Size 3,500 military personnel 7,000 civilians
Part of UK Ministry of Defence

Where are the RAF bases in Cyprus?

RAF Akrotiri
RAF Akrotiri (IATA: AKT, ICAO: LCRA) is a large Royal Air Force base on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. It is located in the Western Sovereign Base Area, one of two areas which comprise Akrotiri and Dhekelia, a British Overseas Territory, administered as a Sovereign Base Area.

Who owns Cyprus?

Cyprus has been divided, de facto, into the Greek Cypriot controlled southern two-thirds of the island and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus a third. The Republic of Cyprus is the internationally recognised government of the Republic of Cyprus, that controls the southern two-thirds of the island.

Does Cyprus have an air force?

The Cyprus Air Command (Greek: Διοίκηση Αεροπορίας Κύπρου), is the armed air wing of the National Guard. This force is equipped with attack and anti-tank helicopters, surface-to-air missile systems and integrated radar systems.

Where is the RAF stationed?

RAF stations operated by the United States Visiting Forces

Name Constituent country County
RAF Feltwell England Norfolk
RAF Lakenheath England Suffolk
RAF Menwith Hill England North Yorkshire
RAF Mildenhall England Suffolk

Is Cyprus still British?

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.

Who is the richest person in Cyprus?

John Fredriksen
2016 Cypriot billionaires

Ranking in Cyprus Name Net worth (USD)
1 John Fredriksen 9 billion
2 Stelios Haji-Ioannou 1.46 billion
3 Polys Haji-Ioannou 1.3 billion
4 Clelia Haji-Ioannou 1.09 billion

Does Cyprus have fighter jets?

The Cyprus Air Command (Greek: Διοίκηση Αεροπορίας Κύπρου), is the armed air wing of the National Guard….Cyprus Air Forces.

Air Command of Cyprus
Country Cyprus
Branch Air force
Role Aerial warfare
Size 1,200 personnel 20 helicopters, 2 fixed wing aircraft, 4 unmanned aerial vehicles. On order: 4 helicopters + 4 UAVs

Is Cyprus owned by UK?

Cyprus became a British protectorate in 1912; by 1922, it was a crown colony. It gained independence in 1960, on the proviso that Britain maintained its military territories. Today, the two UK Sovereign Base Areas (SBAs) occupy nearly three per cent of Cyprus.

What is the role of the RAF Regiment?

The RAF Regiment is a highly-specialised force with responsibility for providing Force Protection to enable and support air operations. Specialists in ground combat operations, the RAF Regiment contributes to the defence of RAF airfields in the UK and overseas, Forward Air Controlling, ceremonial duties and support to Special Forces operations.

What kind of jobs can you get in the RAF?

There are a wide range of jobs available to an RAF Regiment Gunner including Forward Air Controller; Support to Special Forces and Instructional and ceremonial duties.

What is the role of RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus?

It is used as a forward mounting base for overseas operations in the Middle East and for fast jet training. RAF Akrotiri’s Griffin helicopters also play an important search and rescue function in collaboration with the Republic of Cyprus Police and National Guard Air Command.

Is the recruitment for the RAF still open?

COVID-19: RAF recruitment remains open; our team are on hand via online chat and social media. All face-to-face visits to AFCOs are suspended. If you have applied, please click below to see the progress of your application.