Sector Two is the responsibility of the British Contingent, and has been since 1993 when the Canadian Contingent withdrew its major unit from UNFICYP.
The responsibility of the unit is to patrol and monitor military activity over 30 kilometers along the buffer zone, beginning at the east end of Mammari village and ending at the village of Kaimakli to the east of Nicosia.
The Sector’s Headquarters is located at Wolseley Barracks, inside the buffer zone near the western edge of the Venetian Walls that surround Nicosia’s old town.
The once-stately Ledra Palace Hotel where sector two troops are stationed, has been home to UNFICYP peacekeepers since 1974 under an agreement with the Government of Cyprus. One company-size unit is located on the ceasefire lines and patrols the buffer zone in this area.
The British Contingent also provides personnel to UNFICYP’s Mobile Force Reserve and to mission Headquarters.
Troop Contributing Country
*As of 30 April 2008