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RAF Akrotiri

RAF Akrotiri
The passenger terminal at RAF Akrotiri
Military unit
Unit nameRoyal Air Force Station Akrotiri
Founded1956 - present
CountryUK Sovereign Base Area, Cyprus
AllegianceUK: British Armed Forces
BranchRoyal Air Force
TypeFlying station
RoleForward Operating Base
Part ofUK: British Armed Forces, British Forces Cyprus
MottoAcra Semper Acria (The peninsula is always ready).
MarchRoyal Air Force March Past

RAF Akrotiri

RAF Akrotiri crest (depicts a flamingo, found on the nearby salt lake).
Airport information
Airport typeMilitary
OwnerMinistry of Defence
OperatorRoyal Air Force
OccupantsNo 84 Squadron
Elevation22 m (76 ft)

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Royal Air Force Station Akrotiri, more commonly known as RAF Akrotiri , is a large Royal Air Force station, 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. It is one of the few full-scale RAF stations left outside the United Kingdom.

The station commander is double-hatted and is also the officer commanding the Akrotiri or Western Sovereign Base Area, reporting to the commander of British Forces Cyprus who is also the Administrator.

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