IF you live in Cyprus, you may have heard about Androcles and Apollo and wondered what they are.

Project Androcles is looking at the long-term plans for British Forces Cyprus, including what tasks British Forces do on the island, the mix of people required to do it and the estate that will be needed to support them.

No decisions have yet been made and families currently on the island are unlikely to be affected – the earliest date for changes to begin is 2020 and they’ll take several years to complete.

School changes

AFF has been told that there will be no immediate changes to schooling, but long-term decisions will depend on what Project Androcles decides about the number and location of Service personnel on the island in the future.

AFF’s Education Specialist will be keeping an eye how this might be affected by the MOD Schools Future Operating Model project, which is looking at the future of MOD Schools overseas.

Project Apollo is an estates programme that involves surveying family accommodation, schools and other buildings so they can be strengthened, upgraded or replaced, in line with the earthquake risk in Cyprus. The project will last at least ten years.

We’ll keep you updated about any of these plans once we know more at aff.org.uk – if you live in Cyprus or are posted there soon, email rmcyprus@aff.org.uk

AFF’s Cyprus team (pictured above) is here to help with any issues, concerns or questions you may have about life on the island. WSBA Co-ordinator Carolyn Aggar (centre) covers Episkopi and Akrotiri, while in the ESBA area, Co-ordinator Kelly Taylor (left) is on hand for families living in Ayios Nikolaos and Dhekelia. AFF’s Regional Manager Cyprus Sarah Cooper (right) oversees the team and is also your point of contact if you’re based in the capital Nicosia. Get in touch at rmcyprus@aff.org.uk, wsba@aff.org.uk and esba@aff.org.uk or visit the Cyprus pages at aff.org.uk

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