2 thoughts on “RAF Akrotiri”

  1. Spent a pleasant 10 day Easter camp there with cadets in 1986. Based units were 84 Sqdn (Wessex) and a detachment of No 100 Sqdn (Canberra TTs). A detachment of Phantoms arrived a couple of days after us to shoot at the Canberras and a day later the red arrows arrived on their spring workup.
    On the day we visited 100 Sqdn, the SNCO i/c got a new banner from the storeshed along with a tin of red paint, unrolled the banner and carefully painted 9 red arrow shapes on it!
    Of course there was also the ‘aircraft which wasn’t there’ which got noisily airborne most days and headed off south west.
    2 days after we came home, the USAF bombed Libya.

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