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.

The Sovereign Base Area Police have this week sent out a warning to all road users after heavy rain and strong winds made many of the motorways hugely challenging to drive on. The issue has become even more apparent in recent days, with debris and flash-flooding increasing the danger for drivers.

A search operation carried out by Sovereign Base Area Police officers and sniffer dogs in Dhekelia on February 27 led to a wanted man being arrested on drugs charges by the Cyprus Police in Ayia Napa the following day.
During the search in the Pyla area within the SBAs, approximately one kilogram of what is believed to be cannabis was found close to where the suspect was seen by CyPol officers briefly stopping his car on February 26.
After seizing the substance, which could have a street value of between €3,000 and €7,000 depending on its quality, CyPol officers were able to arrest the man on February 28 when he was seen in Ayia Napa.

Personnel from British Forces Cyprus and the National Guard came together recently to take part in a friendly football match in Episkopi to reinforce the close ties that exist between the two forces.
The match, which took place in Happy Valley, was drawn 5-5 but the result was secondary to the symbolism of the game according to 1st Lieutenant Vassiliou from the National Guard.
Speaking after the match finished, he said: “It was with great pleasure that we took part in the football match between the 4th CRC (based in Troodos) and British Forces Cyprus.
“The football match was arranged within the framework of cooperation of our country's forces and it was intended to reinforce that cooperation climate.”