British soldiers and military police clashed with angry protesters during the incident at the Akrotiri base overnight, which developed out of a demonstration against the construction of new communication antennae.
The home base of the F-35s is RAF Marham in Norfolk and they will be deployed to RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus…
The UK currently owns 17 of the multimillion-pound aircraft, and Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson pledged that a total of 138 will be bought.
Protest leader Akis Poullos told the Associated Press that demonstrators are demanding the closure of RAF Akrotiri, from where four British Tornado warplanes took off to take part in Friday night’s missile strike.
Poullos said Sunday’s demonstration also wanted to send the message to the Cyprus government not to lend any assistance to „imperialist attacks“ on Syria and to demand an end to the war in the country.
2 fighter jets have just landed in the past few minutes at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus, the nearest air base to Syria.
Two fighter jets left RAF Akrotiri at 5.30am.