Akrotiri is at the sharp end of British military presence in the eastern Mediterranean The road to Akrotiri is strewn with daffodils. Vineyards are also in blossom, lending this south-western corner of Cyprus a bucolic feel. Further along, towards the RAF facility at the end of the road, a handwritten board announces strawberries for sale at a roadside farm. Closer to the military enclave, past traffic signs in English and Greek, a fish and chip shop, the Swan pub and a barber come into view. It is in this slice of Little England that preparations are under way as western...
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