An army sergeant and his male partner have become the first gay couple to get married on a British military base overseas, it can be revealed.
Sergeant Alastair Smith, 36, of the 2nd Battalion The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, married civilian Aaron Weston on British forces territory in Dhekilia, Cyprus.
It is the first gay marriage on a British military base overseas and understood to be one of the first ever at a UK army base.
The marriage – which took place on September 10 – was approved and officiated by Air Vice Marshal Mike Wigston, the commander and administrator of the Army’s sovereign base area.
It is not known how many gay couples have been married on military bases in the UK, although it is thought to be a small number.