Welcome to the AirCrew Association Cyprus

Updated: Friday 12 August 2021

Next event:  Tuesday 7th September 21. Monthly Lunch and “Auction of Promises”, Symposio Tavern, Pelendri.

We finally managed to stage our “Christmas Function” at Secret valley in June, which was extremely well attended, as was the following month’s gathering at Martika’s Kitchen, Tala.  We were also treated to an impressive fly-past by 84 Sqn at our informal luncheon at Avdimou Jetty in July.

The next event after the August break will be held at Symposio Tavern, Pelendri on Tuesday 7th September.  The invitation is now out and will include an “Auction of Promises,” details of which have also been circulated to members.  Please come forward with your ideas by the end of this month to help raise some additional funds and at the same time have a good laugh!

The remaining events in this year will include: a monthly luncheon at Cielo, Geroskipou on 6th Oct, courtesy of James Heath;  our AGM on Thursday 11th November at Episkopi and a Christmas function on 7th December, now confirmed as Secret valley Golf Resort and a notable musician has also been booked.

I would like to encourage more members to step forward and volunteer to take the lead on one of our events.  So far this year, aside from COVID-19 cancellations, events have been organised for the most part by the committee.  Please consider getting involved, whatever category of membership you are.  The committee will support you all the way.  Also remember you are most welcome to invite private guests who do not necessarily have to be connected with our Association.  Generally, the more the merrier.

Recent event reports can be accessed via the menu above. Past event reports are maintained for 1 year under Members’ Pages – Past Event Reports.

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The AirCrew Association Cyprus (ACA Cyprus) is affiliated to the AirCrew Association Archive Trust (a UK charity). The main website is at http://www.aircrew.org.uk/a3t.html

Membership qualification is defined within the Constitution of the ACA Cyprus (on the menu)

”The AirCrew Association Cyprus exists to foster comradeship amongst those who, having been awarded an official flying badge, have qualified to operate military aircraft and are serving, or have served, as military aircrew in the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom or of any nation friendly to the UK.”

Associate Membership  – Individuals who do not meet the criteria for Full Membership may become Associate Members under the rules of the Constitution subject to being sponsored and supported by four Full Members, approved by the Committee and receiving no objections from the Full Membership.

Branch Founders c.1991

The Cyprus Branch of the AirCrew Association came into existence in 1989 with six members. At the end of 2011, the overarching UK organisation was disbanded and the ACA Cyprus was formed on 1st January 2012. In January 2015, the Association had 65 Members. from all flying services  residing in all parts of the island. Currently (December 2019), Full membership stands at 33, supported by 22 Associate and Honorary members.

During the year, the ACA Cyprus organises monthly lunches which are held at various venues to suit the widely spread membership. Additionally, special events, such as interest visits, car treasure hunts, and a pre-Christmas function are regular events.

Information regarding future Association events is available to members on the Members pages.

Committee.      The Committee for 2021 is:

Hon Chairman              Rick Willey

Hon Secretary              Tony Davenport

Hon Treasurer               Mike Humphrey

It is hoped this site will provide a point of contact for our own members and for members of ACA Associations worldwide who might have an interest in the Cyprus Branch. Visitors from other ACA Associations are always welcome at Cyprus Association events. Contact us for details.

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