Cyprus

Defence written question – answered on 19th January 2005.

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Photo of Mr Donald Anderson Mr Donald Anderson Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee, Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list (a) retained sites in Cyprus which the United Kingdom has returned since the written answer of 16 January 1995, Official Report, column 373W and (b) the location and function of each remaining retained site in Cyprus.

Photo of Mr Ivor Caplin Mr Ivor Caplin Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Defence

holding answer17 January 2005

The Larnaca bombing range is the only site that has been returned to the Republic of Cyprus since January 1995. This is identified as Serial B.8 on page 29 of the 1960 treaty documents, copies of which are available in the Library of the House.

The location and function of the remaining retained sites are as follows:

Serial Treaty

designation

Location Requirement
1 A2 Troodos RAF Troodos signal station
2 A3 Olympus Mount Olympus radar station
3 A4 (part) Zygi Foreign Office Wireless Station
4 A9 Famagusta Joint Services Port Unit. Not currently used as in Turkish Occupied Area
5 A10/1 Nicosia RAF Nicosia Airfield and Camps. Not currently used by British Forces Cyprus (BFC) as located within Green Line. Some facilities used by UN
6 A10/2 Nicosia Borehole and Easements providing water supply to RAF Nicosia. Not currently used by BFC as located within Green Line
7 Bl/2 Limassol Berengaria water pipeline from Harakis borehole—see Serials 9 and 10
8 C1 Troodos Troodos Leave Camp. Contiguous to Serial 1. The accommodation is used by BFC, visiting troops and youth services in support of adventurous training. Site also contains married-quarters, NAAFI and Works Unit
9 C2/1 Limassol Berengaria Village married quarters—see Serials 7 and 10
10 C2/2 Limassol Harakis borehole for Berengaria Village—see Serials 7 and 9
11 C5 Kissousa The Kissousa water source provides a water supply for the Akrotiri Sovereign Base Area
12 C8/1 Famagusta Families Shop and NAAFI HQ. Not currently used as in Turkish Occupied Area
13 C8/3 Famagusta NAAFI Transport Yard. Not currently used as in Turkish Occupied Area.

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