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    St John’s School celebration
    22 July 2011 10:33
    By Martin Ainsworth – School Principal


    St John’s ‘Celebration of Achievement Evening’ took place recently in a packed school theatre.  Honoured guests included CBF, Air Vice Marshal Graham Stacey, Episkopi Station Commander, Lt Col Bob Pickford, Group Capt Barry Thomson, the...

    CBF Jumps for SSAFA and CUF
    15 July 2011 11:39
    Over Armed Forces Day weekend, on June 26, Maria Stuttaford, partner of CBF AVM Graham Stacey, led a team consisting of Angie Allen, Sgt Mark Blackham, Sarah Burns and Flt Lt Jackie Wren on a charity tandem parachute jump at the Dhekelia Parachute Club.
    The jumpers have collectively raised over...
    Fisherman’s Cove clean-up operation
    08 July 2011 10:30

    On June 26, the Sovereign Base Area Police in the ESBA, alongside the Kimon Club from Xylotymbou, embarked on a large-scale beach and sea clean up at Fisherman’s Cove near CESSAC.
    Six SBA Police officers and 30 members of the Kimon Club took to the beach to clear a large build-up of rubbish...

    Pushed to the limit
    01 July 2011 11:00
    On June 18, 81 riders took part in this year’s Mountain 2 Sea mountain bike race from Troodos to Pissouri, with Team K1 taking top-spot in an impressive time of two hours and 41 minutes for the 60km course. 
    The riders set out in teams of three or four, from across BFC and had to complete...
    Royal Marines dominate Akrotiri International 10s!
    23 June 2011 14:33
    The Royal Marines Corps team won this year's Akrotiri International Rugby 10s tournament 17-12 against REME (UK) team after a hard-fought final in Cyprus.
    The week-long tournament, played out in the Mediterranean sunshine last month, saw a total of 18 service and civilian teams from the UK,...
    2 R Anglians take bragging rights
    10 June 2011 10:06
    The Cyprus Operational Shooting Competition is one of the few occasions during the year where the diverse range of the islands units come together to participate in this highly-relevant event. 
    This year there were a total of 84 competitors from 11 teams, which included a four man team...
    The little royal wedding
    03 June 2011 12:59
    Parents and children from Episkopi Early Years gathered together to witness the marriage of Princess Thedhini and Prince Matthew. 
    This special day was organised so that the children could re-enact the wedding of Prince William and Princess Catherine.  
    To start the...
    Barber Nicos takes his last cut
    26 May 2011 20:00
    Last week saw the retirement of Nicos Savvas, the Station Barber at RAF Akrotiri, who has served British Forces Cyprus for decades.
    If you have ever had your hair cut at RAF Akrotiri there is a strong chance that it was cut by Nicos.
    His shop in RAF Akrotiri started in 1978 when haircuts...
    Episkopi Turtlewatch beach clean-up
    20 May 2011 14:08
    Episkopi Turtlewatch beach clean-upEpiskopi Turtlewatch launched its sixth annual beach clean programme over the weekend with a major clean up of Curium Beach. 
    A record number of participants were willing to sacrifice their morning and between them they removed several hundred bags of...
    Royal Navy exercise Cypriot Lion begins
    13 May 2011 11:26
    Seven Royal Navy warships and auxiliaries, together with embarked Royal Marines and helicopters, will converge on waters off the British Sovereign Base Areas in Cyprus this week  for a series of naval exercises designed to demonstrate the versatile capabilities and high readiness of...
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