Cyprus

Order! House of Commons Speaker visits personnel in Cyprus

Honorary Colonel Sir Lindsay Hoyle landed at RAF Akrotiri on board a Griffin helicopter from 84 Squadron.

The Speaker of the House of Commons has met with UK military personnel in Cyprus.

Honorary Colonel Sir Lindsay Hoyle made history as the first Speaker of the House of Commons to make an official visit to the island at the invitation of his Cypriot counterpart.

During the visit, Sir Lindsay stopped at RAF Akrotiri where four Typhoon jets landed earlier this week to patrol the skies of Eastern Europe amid tensions with Russia – he told Forces News he's on standby if Parliament needs to be recalled.