Unit History: Cyprus Logistic Unit
The Cyprus Service Support Unit (CSSU) was formed on 5 Sep 01 following the amalgamation of the Cyprus Logistic Unit (CLU) and the Cyprus Engineering Unit (CEU). Its mission is to provide logistic and engineering support to British Forces Cyprus in peace and war.
The unit is a joint service unit commanded by an Army Lieutenant Colonel with a RAF Squadron Leader as second in command. Due to its unique nature and geographical locations across the island the unit has an intricate chain of command. Although the unit is mainly based in RAF Akrotiri, it is categorised as Force Troops and works through ACOS (Sp) & COS to CBF.
HQ CSSU is configured to provide command and control for all Sub Units. The Headquarters is based around a traditional Army configuration. An Adjutant (Captain) and Regimental Sergeant Major (WO 1) work directly to the Lieutenant Colonel. The Second in Command (a Squadron Leader) is responsible for all engineering and logistic issues. Along side the 2IC is another squadron leader who deals with ops and plans. The Headquarters has a training cell to coordinate all training issues as well as assist in the ops cell when required. The Engineering Coordination Section is run by a RAF WO, the section has a 24 hrs capability and acts as a focal point for all engineering resources required to support RAF Akrotiri. The Headquarters itself is supported by an admin cell, commanded by a Staff Sergeant, to provide staff assistance and limited first line administration. All personnel administration is provided by the central admin offices in Akrotiri and Dhekelia.
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