Cyprus: Military Bases

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 7 June 2022.

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Photo of Kenny MacAskill Kenny MacAskill Alba, East Lothian

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many US personnel are stationed at the British Sovereign Base Areas of (a) Akrotiri and (b) Dhekelia on Cyprus.

Photo of James Heappey James Heappey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

United States personnel have been stationed at RAF Akrotiri since 1974, when a monitoring operation in support of Middle East peacekeeping arrangements started. We do not propose to release the numbers of US personnel participating in current or future operational activities.

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