Dhekelia Cantonment

Dhekelia Cantonment (Greek: Φρουρά Δεκέλεια, Turkish: Dikelya Cantonment) is an area of Akrotiri and Dhekelia, a British Overseas Territory on the island of Cyprus, administered as a Sovereign Base Area. It is located in the Eastern Sovereign Base Area, one of the two areas which comprise the territory. It is the larger of the British military bases on the island, and it is also the location of Alexander Barracks, which is home to 2nd Battalion, The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment.[1] In Autumn 2017 the 2nd Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment deployed to Dhekelia replacing 2nd Battalion, The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment.[2]

It forms part of British Forces Cyprus.[3]

The eastern part of the cantonment includes Ayios Nikolaos Station and a Green Line crossing point. The western part includes several Greek Cypriot enclaves including Xylotymbou, Ormidhia and Dhekelia Power Station. The two parts of the cantonment are joined by a narrow corridor little wider than the road between them.[4]

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References

  1. "2 PWRR". Ministry of Defence. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  2. "Poachers gear up for rapid deployment force role in Middle East and North Africa". Leicester Mercury. 9 July 2017. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  3. "British forces overseas posting: Dhekelia, Cyprus". Ministry of Defence. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  4. Cyprus Country Study Guide Volume 1 Strategic Information and Developments. International Business Publications. Retrieved 29 November 2019.


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