Episkopi Cantonment

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Episkopi Cantonment
Akrotiri and Dhekelia
20061019 Episkopi Bay.jpg
Episkopi Bay
Location: 34°40’0"N, 32°51’0"E
Local Government

Episkopi Cantonment is the capital of Akrotiri and Dhekelia, a British Overseas Territory on the island of Cyprus, administered as a Sovereign Base Area. Episkopi is 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 the both the civilian and military administration headquarters of the Sovereign Base Areas.


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 Air Vice Marshall Graham Stacey and the DCBF is Brigadier Bill Kingdon.

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

Episkopi Cantonment in Akrotiri