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Pen and Sword Books gave us the opportunity to review a really rare project by John Carr . It is the book entitled "On Spartan Wings" which presents the history of Royal hellenic Air Force during the World War II. The author has prepared a book for the heroism of Royal hellenic Air Force personnel in Greece and abroad (Egypt, Rodhesia etc) in full detail covering the less known - in Britain and other countries - history.
On 20th of July 2012 338 Squadron -one of the most historical of Hellenic Air Force- celebrated the 60 years of its service. The 338 Squadron was formed on December 24th 1952, at Elefsis airbase, equiped with F-84G Thunderjet aircraft. Until today has deployed to Larissa, Elefsis (again), Souda (F-84F Thunderstreak). In June 1974 338 Squadron found its final home at 117CW Andravida where the F-4E Phantom II were delivered. Sixty whole years later 338 Squadron "Ares" celebrated the first six decades of life, service and contribution to the Hellenic Air Force! A perfectly organized ceremony took place in Andravida Air Base. We had the honor to be invited and experienced the delight of celebration together with old and new staff of the squadron.
We would like to sincerely thank Mr. Giannis Vossos for the kind donation of the two Anniversary patches especially designed for the 336 Squadron and its 70 Years in service. The first one on the left is a variation of the known 336 Squadron patch and the second one on the right is a re-design of an old patch, used during the incorporation of the type in Hellenic Air Force, by Mr. Tassos Mpalomenos. You know such gentle movements always receive a special treatment by af.gr.
The 339 All Weather Squadron was formed on July 7 1952, at Elefsis airbase, as the 339 Fighter Bomber Squadron and equiped with F-84G aircraft. Sixty whole years later 339 Squadron "Aias" on 6th of July 2012 celebrated the first six decades of life, service and contribution to the Hellenic Air Force! A well organized ceremony took place in current home place of 339 Squadron in 117 Combat Wing at Andravida Air Base. We had the honor to be invited and experienced the delight of celebration together with old and new staff of the squadron.
A smart and funny initiative for a patch which aims to remind us always of our roots... Enjoy!!!
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We present you the details around this special limited edition patch designed and manufactured especially for the operation "ODYSSEY DAWN". Only 115 copies have been produced and accompanied with a numbered and signed certificate. Click on read more to read more about the semiology of the schemes on it.