Episkopi Cantonment

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Coordinates: 34°40′34″N 32°50′15″E / 34.676°N 32.8375°E / 34.676; 32.8375

Episkopi Cantonment in Akrotiri

Episkopi Cantonment is the capital of Akrotiri and Dhekelia, a British Overseas Territory on the island of Cyprus, administered as a Sovereign Base Area. It is located in the middle of the Western Sovereign Base Area, one of the two areas which comprise the territory. Although it is not the largest of the British military bases on the island, it is however home to both the civilian and military administration headquarters of the Sovereign Base Areas.


Main article: British Forces Cyprus

Episkopi is the current command centre of British Forces Cyprus. The commander of the Sovereign Base Areas/British Forces Cyprus (CBF) is either a Major General or an Air Vice Marshal, alternating every three years transferring the command between the British Army and the Royal Air Force. Consequently, the Deputy British Forces Cyprus (DBFC) is from the opposite service of the commander, either a Brigadier or an Air Commodore.

The current CBF is Major General Richard Cripwell and the DCBF is Air Commodore Andrew Huggett.

Episkopi Cantonment is home to the Sovereign Base Areas Administration, the civilian authority in the territory.

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