Aviation History and Nostalgia Whether working in aviation, retired, wannabee or just plain fascinated this forum welcomes all with a love of flight.

RAF Nicosia - Cyprus.

Old 22nd Feb 2017, 19:40
  #41 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: 5909N 00238W (IATA: SOY, ICAO: EGER)
Age: 76
Posts: 807
RAF publicity film on Cyprus (1991)

Things had certainly changed since my tour 1965-67 when the strength was around 12,000 with several resident squadrons (Hastings, Javelins, Lightnings, Canberras, etc) and lots of visiting aircraft
ricardian is offline  
Old 23rd Feb 2017, 14:14
  #42 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: Cambridge UK
Posts: 503
A few shots of Kyrenia taken January 1971









And some of Nicosia (NIC) also Jan 1971







This is Ledra Street Nicosia

olympus is offline  
Old 23rd Feb 2017, 15:14
  #43 (permalink)  

"Mildly" Eccentric Stardriver
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: England
Age: 72
Posts: 2,945
Aaah. In picture one, the RAF Albacores would be just off the bottom of the picture, (and in the centre of picture two), and the bar for the brandy sours was on the street across the harbour, about far left.

A wonderful three month detachment, and at the end of it a (UN) medal. Daft.
Herod is online now  
Old 23rd Feb 2017, 15:15
  #44 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Barnes, London
Posts: 68
What was the name of the Bar we used downtown Nicosia prior to the
Green Line introduction?
One abiding memory there,was hearing via a radio,I think, of President Kennedy's assassination during the evening 22 November 1963.
A popular Bar which became off limits the following year.
Boxkite Montgolfier is offline  
Old 23rd Feb 2017, 23:21
  #45 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: East Midlands
Posts: 23
Could it have been the Key club?
rockyDC is offline  
Old 14th Apr 2017, 10:33
  #46 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: 5909N 00238W (IATA: SOY, ICAO: EGER)
Age: 76
Posts: 807
Cyprus 1965 - Pathe film
ricardian is offline  
Old 14th Apr 2017, 11:43
  #47 (permalink)  

"Mildly" Eccentric Stardriver
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: England
Age: 72
Posts: 2,945
Some lovely shots there. Such a pity they can't get along.
Herod is online now  
Old 14th Apr 2017, 15:08
  #48 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: around
Posts: 31
Originally Posted by Herod View Post
Some lovely shots there. Such a pity they can't get along.
Still don't and probably never will.
flapsin is offline  
Old 14th Apr 2017, 15:36
  #49 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Under the clouds now
Age: 82
Posts: 2,133
What was the name of the Bar we used downtown Nicosia prior to the
Green Line introduction?
When Transport Command crews were accommodated in the Ledra Palace Hotel during the summer of 1958 we always used a nearby bar whish ISTR looked out over open ground near city edge. I do know it was owned by a well known EOKA terrorist called Nicos Sampson who was in prison at that time. It would make sense if it was eventually placed out of bounds.
I must admit we had some very good crew p*ss ups there and the staff were alway very friendly with generous offerings of the local Grappa they called the heart of the vine.
Nicos Sampson
brakedwell is offline  
Old 9th May 2019, 15:21
  #50 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Bahrain
Posts: 1
I really like this painting and would like permission to use it in a book I am working on: a history of the Anglican Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf. The relevance is that the first bishop lived at RAF Nicosia, having just retired after 45 RAF service.
carolangela is offline  
Old 20th May 2019, 12:08
  #51 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 1,797
[color=left=#000000]I really like this painting and would like permission to use it in a book I am working on: a history of the Anglican Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf. The relevance is that the first bishop lived at RAF Nicosia, having just retired after 45 RAF service. [/color]
PM sent

and message padded out to 10+ letters for compliance
Tiger_mate is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.