"Once I'd seen the finished product, I was proud of what the guys had done."
Remembrance activities are extending across the base and across all ages.
At Akrotiri's Early Years Learning Centre, the youngsters have also been making poppies and learning why it's used as a symbol of Remembrance.
At the nursery was Major Kelly Tait, who has helped organise Akrotiri's Remembrance events.
As well as a Poppy Day, there is a time capsule, a sponsored march to remember those who died in Afghanistan and this year there is a focus on the island’s involvement in the First World War.
Major Tait, Officer Commanding for Joint Engineering and Communications Squadron, said: "Just below 6,000 individuals from Cyprus assisted the British troops in World War One and they played different roles.
"Hopefully, we can capture that history and present that in our Poppy Day celebrations."