Students from Bases schools in Episkopi and Akrotiri and the local Trachoni School took part in Easter celebrations this week to further the cultural understanding of Cyprus, its traditions and beliefs.The event, which took place at St John’s School on Episkopi camp, saw 70 children from both the Episkopi and Akrotiri Primary School,

A team of professional and student archaeologists from the University of Leicester left Cyprus this week having completed three weeks of archaeological excavations on erosion-threatened remains of the ancient port at Dreamers Bay, inside RAF Akrotiri airbase. 

Aristos Aristidou from the Defence Fire Service in Episkopi has been honoured for his outstanding work to the St John’s Ambulance in Cyprus. The Community Fire Safety Officer, a 30-year veteran of the force, was presented with the prestigious Order of the Hospital of St john of Jerusalem at an awards ceremony last week alongside five others island-wide.

Sovereign Base Area Police officials in both the Eastern and Western SBAs have released their annual warning to residents about being mindful of the illegal and potentially lethal use of bangers which is expected to peak over the coming weeks.

Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment have returned to their barracks in Dhekelia this week having completed almost one month exercising in Egypt alongside their counterparts within the Egyptian Armed Forces.

The Joint Service Adventurous Training Centre (Cyprus), Parachute Wing in Dhekelia, unveiled its new aircraft hangar yesterday after it was officially opened by Commander British Forces Cyprus, Major General James Illingworth.