DHEKELIA- Prince Harry was in Cyprus this week, one of a number of British troops decompressing after Afghanistan on the way back to the UK.
It is routine practice for the troops to spend 24 hours at the British Bases in Dhekelia to have the opportunity to attend lectures and speak to experts about any post-deployment concerns.
According to the Daily Telegraph: “Soldiers usually have a 24-hour stopover at a British base on their way home, usually in Cyprus, to wind down and sink their first beer after many months on active service. They are reportedly given four cans of lager and can go swimming, surfing and sunbathing on the beach. The compulsory stop also gives the servicemen and women time to reflect on their experiences and prepare themselves for returning to life in the UK”.