Cyprus as a Junior Officer

#1
Greetings,

On my way to RMAS soon and am sponsored by the PWRR with every intention of joining them. I noted that 2PWRR are starting a 3 year rotation through Cyprus beginning in 2014 so if I was to join that battalion I'd likely meet them out there.

So to the point: whats Cyprus like as a young officer? Having been on holiday there I know the golf courses are up to scratch at least!

Thanks in advance,

D
 
#3
its expected as a junior rupert that every friday you buy your blokes a couple of cases of keo.
do that and you will never have any problems with your troops

dont and you can expect OO every weekend ( enjoy timing the fire piquet)
 

Brotherton Lad

LE
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#4
I don't fit your profile, being late 40s, married and retired when we spent 3 years there in Dhekelia. It is however excellent if you like sports and adventurous training. It's also handy for visiting the Middle East, though I imagine Egypt, Lebanon and Syria are not quite so popular at the moment.

Depending on unit policy, working hours tend to start and finish early, eg 0700 to 1500.
 
#6
I have served there for 4 years on and off. I couldn't think of a better place to be a young subbie in terms of location, travel and sportimng opportunities and social life. However, it can be a bit of a G1 nightmare place if the boys misbehave. I guess that will be your leadership challenge. Also, professionally it may be a bit stilted with Herrick reinforcement probably on the wane and the Falkland Island deployments being snaffled by UK based units. There was always quite a bit of site guarding for the boys, which could get dull so you will need to keep them occupied.

I am a few years out of date (left there in 2004) but would go back in a flash.

Good luck, I hope you get PWRR.

uqfegd

pp
 
#7
Ok great, thanks for the replies. Looks like I'll be able to work on getting my handicap sub 5, my serve over 120mph and my bolt far quicker!
 
#8
Don't forget skiing up on Troodos.
 

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