§ Mr. Biggs-Davison
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the present position of Royal Air Force personnel and matériel at the Nicosia airport.
§ Mr. John
All RAF personnel and dependants, with the exception of the personnel of the RAF helicopter detachment contributed to UNFICYP, were withdrawn to the Eastern Sovereign Base Area (Dhekelia) on 21st July. A preliminary inspection of RAF installations at Nicosia indicated that RAF equipment has suffered relatively minor damage.269W
The four Whirlwind helicopters and personnel of the UNFICYP detachment are at the UNFICYP camp approximately one mile from the airport.