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Unit History: RAF Pergamos
Added on 18/06/2010
Pergamos Camp was built in the early 1960s close to Pergamos village as a specialist signals receiving station, with a massive adjacent aerial farm, it had a couple of Signals Units, the main one being 399 SU, and later also 33 SU from late 1962 onwards, was based here, which had a satellite unit at RAF Akrotiri. Pergamos is mentioned in - GCHQ: The Uncensored Story of Britains Most Secret Intelligence Agency.
It was later used as a residual camp for the families of the RAF Signals unit that is now based in Ayios Nikolaos. The camp also being used to accommodate visiting troops, and in autumn 1971 was the home of C Company, The Blues and Royals. Pergamos Camp was also the home to CJSATC from 1981 to 1991, when it then moved to Dhekelia Garrison.
The camp contained a NAAFI, Medical Centre and many other services, but in the late 1980s the residents finally moved out to new quarters in Ayios Nikolaos and the camp was formally closed. It then lay untouched for over a decade until on 10 February 1997, when it was finally demolished by 62 Cyprus Sqn RE. The debris being left where it fell, as it is there today, which can clearly be seen on Google Mapping.
Added on 13/07/2010
Site surveys started at the latter end of 1956. Building work commenced in 1957. When 264 SU moved there in 1958 parts of the camp were still under construction
Memories of RAF Pergamos
(Memories written by members of Forces Reunited)
RAF PERGAMOS in 1963
Written by George McGillWhat about 'B' Watch 399 su in Pergamos first night off. Booze up in the Naafi Same old faces every night, Myself, Mac MacDonald, Bob Brown, Jake Wright, Willie Shades, Chick Ross, Ian Leitch, Bob Smith, etc. many a good time had by all. Jake's favourite, SING SING Or ....... making everyone sing. (Died in Auto Crash many years ago now) . Fond memories of Cyprus before the tourists invaded. Nights out in Famagusta, notoriously the BLACK CAT and Africa Bars. Chanteclaire in Nicosia. Used to go to the beach there on first day off but often didn't get past Delice's bar. Need I say more. Anyone remembers me or any of the above, get in touch.
RAF Pergamos in
Written by keith bridgerraf pergamos was under construction for approx.two/three years.In 1957-1959 I was an raf police dog handler and we were detachesd to pergamos from our parent unit at Raf Ayios Nikolaos usually fo one month at a time. We carried out patrols of the site at nights whilst guard duties were carried out by raf regiment personnel from an L/A/A/ wing at raf Nicosia. In 1958 numbder 63 field suadron raf regiment took over completely from the L.A.A. wing pdersonnel.
, raf pergamos in 1961
Written by hylton sleightholmegot married at dhekelia on 23 dec 1961 and had reception in the buffaloes club 3528729 sac bill or spike wright was best man
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