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Cyprus: Military Bases

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 8179, tabled on 24 May 2022

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.

Answered on

7 June 2022

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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