84 Squadron are based at RAF Akrotiri and are the RAF’s last remaining Search and Rescue squadron (Picture: MOD).
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In pictures: RAF's 84 Squadron 50th anniversary of operations in Cyprus

84 Squadron is based at RAF Akrotiri and is the RAF's last remaining Search and Rescue squadron.

84 Squadron are based at RAF Akrotiri and are the RAF’s last remaining Search and Rescue squadron (Picture: MOD).

84 Squadron has marked its 50th anniversary of operations in Cyprus.

The squadron is based at RAF Akrotiri and is the RAF's last remaining Search and Rescue squadron.

Its members have been conducting non-stop flying operations since 1972.

Using the Griffin HAR2 Bell helicopter, they provide aerial Search and Rescue and firefighting capabilities for all of the Sovereign Base Areas and often work alongside The Republic of Cyprus emergency services.

The squadron, lead by Officer Commanding Squadron Leader Jean-Marc David paraded the squadron standard in front of Station Commander Group Captain Nikki Thomas and an audience that included The 84 Squadron Association – many are ex-serving 84 Sqn personnel.