Wing Heli

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Wing Heli
An Agusta A109 attack helicopter of the Wing Heli
An Agusta A109 attack helicopter of the Wing Heli
Active Disbanded on September 9, 2010[1]
Country Belgium Belgium
Branch Air Component
Garrison/HQ Grâce-Hollogne
Helicopters Agusta A109
Alouette II
Commanders
Current
commander
Colonel Breckx, Ir.

The Wing Heli was a helicopter wing in the Air Component of the Belgian Armed Forces.

Mission[edit]

The mission of the Wing Heli is to intervene in order to provide aid to the nation, urgent humanitarian aid and armed support on the national territory, to evacuate Belgian nationals from areas of crisis and to participate in peacekeeping operations.

Equipment[edit]

An Alouette II helicopter of the Wing Heli

Battle honours[edit]

The standard of the Wing Heli bears the following battle honours:

  • Campaign 1914-1918
  • Yser 1917
  • Flanders 1918
  • Antwerp-Liège-Namur

These battle honours were obtained by the 6th Reconnaissance Squadron (French: 6ème Escadrille d'observation) during the First World War. This standard was presented to the Belgian Army Light Aviation by King Baudouin I on 17 May 1979.
On September 9, 2010, Wing Heli was disbanded and the standard was handed over to the Competence Centre Air. The A109BA's moved to Beauvechain to become 1st Wing.[1]

Endnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b La Libre Belgique: Les hélicoptères Agusta en vol le 13 septembre. 25/08/10

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