The Perfect gift for anyone connected to TPMH

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Akrotiri museums display for TPMH
Lots of photos from 1956 to 2013 1956-1963 Temporary  Hospital
Videos of TPMH, Cyprus and our history there 1974 Invasion events
Information about where our babies arrived Commemorations
Were you the first born at TPMH in 1963 ? Is your story in here?

The Princess Mary’s Hospital, Akrotiri, more familiarly known by its initials as TPMH, at the south-western tip of the Akrotiri peninsula within the Western Sovereign Base Area in Cyprus, is the last permanent British military hospital remaining out of fifteen that existed in the 1960s (as distinct from operational field hospitals such as Camp Bastion, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan). Its closure brings to an end an era of permanent British military hospitals dating back to pre-Napoleonic times.


Just as this book was going to press, Mary Assumpta Wynne (to be known as Polly) was born to Jem (Wing Commander, Senior Dental Officer, RAF Akrotiri) and Emma Wynne, on 19 September 2012. She was one of the last babies to be born at The Princess Mary’s Hospital, and her name commemorates the hospital.

Were you the first Baby born at TPMH ?

If so this Space below is for you.
Please write to us and stake your claim, or if you have any information leading us to the answer.


The TPMH Commemorative Book and the two separate DVDs (which contain the full 50th anniversary history of TPMH in pdf format, together with an I-book version for I-Pad and I-phone users, films from BFBS and Granada TV (with their permission), and the digital photo archives of TPMH) are being distributed to raise funds for Station Charities RAF Akrotiri.

The initial costs of production have very kindly been met by generous  donors, acknowledged within the book and DVDs. This allowed each member of the last staff at TPMH to be given their own complimentary copy of the book . Anyone wishing to have further copies is asked to consider giving a donation for Station Charities RAF Akrotiri, the suggested amount being 5 euros for the book or 10 Euros for the two 
DVDs (or 15 euros for the set).

Copies can be requested via the author, Col Vassallo, on

or via the HIVEs at Episkopi, RAF Akrotiri and Dhekalia.

We can despatch your order overseas from Cyprus, Just contact Col Vassallo by email for more information on postal prices.

Any cheques should be made payable to: Service Funds, RAF Akrotiri

All proceeds will be go towards Station Charities RAF Akrotiri