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RAF Troödos Station - Mt. Olympus (Cyprus)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
N 34° 54.769 E 032° 53.051
36S E 489420 N 3863381
Quick Description: On the highest summit of Troödos mountains in Cyprus, Mt. Olympus (1 952 m), you can find one of the most important overseas British military installations - RAF Troödos Station.
Location: Cyprus
Date Posted: 11/4/2013 2:57:55 AM
Waymark Code: WMJDGF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member snaik
Views: 5

Long Description:

On the highest summit of Troödos mountains in Cyprus, Mt. Olympus (1 952 m), you can find one of the most important overseas British military installations - RAF Troödos Station.

Troödos Station is the oldest remaining British Military asset in Cyprus. The station was formed in 1878 when Cyprus was ceded to Britain by the Ottoman Empire to counter Russian expansion into the Near East. Nowadays, here you will find RAF Troödos Station - a remote Signals Station run by 27 personnel from Golf Section, Joint Service Signal Unit (Cyprus) and also Mt. Olympus Radar Station.

Era: Post WW II

General Comments:
The British National Space Centre Starbrook wide-field telescope has been located here since 2006. It can detect orbiting objects from 1.5 m in size.


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