3rd Tactical Squadron

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3rd Tactical Squadron "Poznan"
3 Eskadra Lotnictwa Taktycznego (shield).jpg
3.ELT coat of arms
Active 1954 - 2008
Country  Poland
Allegiance Polish Air Force
Type Tactical Squadron
Role Attack, Training
Base: 31st Air Base
Mascot Black Raven
Disbanded 2008
Commanders
Squadron Leader Col. Waldemar Gołębiowski
Aircraft flown
Fighter F-16 C, F-16D
Utility helicopter Mi-2
F-16 in hangar

The 3rd Tactical Squadron (known as 3.ELT - 3 Eskadra Lotnictwa Taktycznego in Poland) was a fighter squadron of the Polish Air Force established in 2001 in Poznań, Poland. The squadron was stationed in the 31st Air Base and has acquired F-16 C/D Block 52+ Adv. fighters. From 1954 to 2001 the unit was known as "3. Pułk Lotnictwa Myśliwskiego". In 2008 the unit was fused with the 6th Tactical Squadron and the 31st Air Base. Those three units were transformed into 31st Tactical Air Base unit.

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Squadron Commanders[edit]

  • mjr. pil. Wojciech Krupa (January 1, 2001 - October 28, 2002)
  • mjr. pil. Rościsław Stepaniuk (October 28, 2002 - February 9, 2004)
  • col. pil. Zbigniew Zawada (February 9, 2004 - October 13, 2004)
  • mjr. pil. Adam Bondaruk (October 13, 2004 - February 25, 2005)
  • col. nawig. mgr Mariusz Glazer (February 25, 2005 - April 7, 2005)
  • mjr. pil. mgr Krzysztof Siarkiewicz (April 7, 2005 - October 24, 2005)
  • col. pil. Waldemar Gołębiowski ( current commander from October 24, 2005)