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    ΠΟΛΕΜΙΚΗ ΑΕΡΟΠΟΡΙΑ
    HELLENIC AIRFORCE HAF

    Saab Argus 100H during its short service with HAF
    <img src="http://hafcphotos.cs.net/view/gp.cfm?photoid=141960&type=3”>

    HAF Embraer 145H during the trials in Sweden
    <img src=”http://hafcphotos.cs.net/view/gp.cfm?photoid=141958&type=3”>

    The first of the Greek Mirage2000-5 Mk.2 aircraft during a test flight in France (photo through Savvas Vlassis)
    <img src="http://hafcphotos.cs.net/view/gp.cfm?photoid=149586&type=2”>
    http://hafcphotos.cs.net/view/gp.cfm...=149585&type=2

    Gulfstream V
    <img src="http://hafcphotos.cs.net/view/gp.cfm?photoid=146426&type=2”>

    ERJ-135
    <img src="http://hafcphotos.cs.net/view/gp.cfm?photoid=146419&type=2”>

    Super Puma
    2574 is one of the 4 new Super Pumas Flying in SAR and CSAR missions
    <img src="http://hafcphotos.cs.net/view/gp.cfm?photoid=146420&type=2”>

    A-109 Medevac Helicopter (Belongs to the Ministry of Health)
    Flown by HAF crews of 358 MED
    <img src="http://hafcphotos.cs.net/view/gp.cfm?photoid=146418&type=2”>

    C-130H
    <img src="http://hafcphotos.cs.net/view/gp.cfm?photoid=138791&type=2”>

    F-16C, 330 M In a training flight with Mirage 2000
    <img src="http://hafcphotos.cs.net/view/gp.cfm?photoid=168504&type=2”>

    F-16C, 330 M
    <img src="http://hafcphotos.cs.net/view/gp.cfm?photoid=168501&type=2”>

    F-16C Bl.50
    <img src="http://hafcphotos.cs.net/view/gp.cfm?photoid=160621&type=2”>

    F-16 Block 52+, 343 Mira
    Two aircraft of 343 Mira with conformal fuel tanks (CFT) (photo through Savvas Vlassis)
    <img src="http://hafcphotos.cs.net/view/gp.cfm?photoid=149583&type=2”>

    F-16C & Mirage 2000
    <img src="http://hafcphotos.cs.net/view/gp.cfm?photoid=160617&type=2”>

    Mirage2000 in Leeuwarden
    <img src="http://hafcphotos.cs.net/view/gp.cfm?photoid=176601&type=2”>

    F-4E PhantomII in Yeovilton
    <img src="http://hafcphotos.cs.net/view/gp.cfm?photoid=176616&type=2”>

    F-4E PhantomII in TLP2005
    <img src="http://hafcphotos.cs.net/view/gp.cfm?photoid=175629&type=2”>

    F-16 Armament
    <img src="http://hafcphotos.cs.net/view/gp.cfm?photoid=158935&type=2”>

    Retired Mirage F1 in Tanagra AB
    <img src="http://hafcphotos.cs.net/view/gp.cfm?photoid=158948&type=2”>
    <img src="http://hafcphotos.cs.net/view/gp.cfm?photoid=158947&type=2”>

    ERJ135
    <img src="http://hafcphotos.cs.net/view/gp.cfm?photoid=158970&type=2”>

    A Super Puma SAR Helicopter in Elefsina AB
    <img src="http://hafcphotos.cs.net/view/gp.cfm?photoid=158963&type=2”>

    Dauphin Helicopter Of the Hellenic Coast Guard
    <img src="http://hafcphotos.cs.net/view/gp.cfm?photoid=158979&type=2”>

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    Quote Originally Posted by theg
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    what are their name in army?
    This is the Presidential Guard.
    Presidential Guard was formed in 12 December 1868 as a combat and ceremonial corps. With the passing of years its role become only ceremonial. Their previus names was
    Palatial Guard, Flags Guard, Memorial of the unknown Soldier Guard, Royal Guard, and after 1974, Presidential Guard. The Soldiers which belong there called "Evzones"
    In this photo, you can see the varius uniforms they were according to the occasion


    The Greek users can find more info here
    http://www.presidency.gr/proedr_froura.htm

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    OK! I find the english version of the site i posted above
    Here
    http://www.presidency.gr/en/proedr_froura.htm

    THE PRESIDENTIAL GUARD
    The Presidential Guard (Evzones) has a history which stretches over more than a century. It was founded on 12 December 1868 as a combatant and at the same time ceremonial force. Gradually its role became solely ceremonial, as can be seen by its changing names: the Palace Guard, the Flag Guard, the Guard of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Royal Guard and finally, since 1974 and the restoration of democracy, the Presidential Guard.
    The barracks where the Presidential Guard is based has been in the same place since the force was founded. It is situated close to the present Presidential Mansion (formerly the Palace) on Herod Atticus Road and is called after the chieftain and hero of the Revolution of 1821, George Tzavellas.
    Today the Presidential Guard has the following duties:

    the deployment of a guard of honour on a round-the-clock basis at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, at the Presidential Mansion and at the gate of the barracks

    the official raising and lowering of the flag on the Sacred Rock of the Acropolis

    serving as guard of honour to the President of the Republic and to the leaders of foreign countries

    serving as guard of honour to the ambassadors of foreign countries while they present their credentials to the President of the Republic
    Participation of the Evzones in national conflicts

    The Evzone uniform, as we know it today, was worn by men-at-arms and klephts during the Turkish occupation of Greece (1453-1821), as may be seen in paintings from this period. The Evzone, with the "foustanella" (a kind of kilt) and the "tsarouhi" (rustic shoes with pompoms), became a symbol of the War of Independence. After the Revolution of 1821 the uniform of the Evzone was officially established as the uniform of all chieftains and fighters of the Revolution.


    After the Second World War the Evzone Regiments were re-organised and formed into modern infantry units as part of the modernization of the Armed Forces.


    The Evzone uniform

    The uniform of the Evzones has a long history, which begins with the warriors (evzones) at the time of Homer and culminates in the "foustanella" and "tsarouhi" at the time of the Turkish Occupation. From 1821 onwards the Evzone uniform was established as the official Greek national costume.

    The making of the Evzone uniform is not a simple procedure. It requires knowledge and experience on the part of the makers, as well as a great deal of time and expense. The uniforms are completely hand-made. There are two types of uniform: that of the officer and that of the private and each has a summer and a winter version.


    The main parts of the Evzone uniform are:

    the hat made of red baize with a silk tassel

    the shirt, white with very wide sleeves

    the waistcoat, hand embroidered with great skill. Various designs of great traditional and folklore importance are embroidered on the waistcoat in white or gilt thread

    the kilt (foustanella), made from 30 metres of white material, with 400 pleats, representing the 400 years of the Turkish occupation

    the breeches, the long red trousers of the officers and the white woollen stockings of the Evzones

    the cartridge belt

    the garters, black for the Evzones and blue for the officers.

    Apart from the above which are common to both Evzones and officers, there are also


    the gaiters, the red boots and the 1821 sabre of the officers, and

    the inside garter, which holds the stockings in position, the fringe (blue and white coloured braids, the colours of the Greek flag) and the "tsarouhia", the traditional shoes of the Evzones. The shoes are completely hand-made from hard red leather and each sole has 60 nails. Each pair weighs about three kilos. The toe of the shoe turns up in a point which is covered by a black pompom.
    Apart from the Evzone uniform, the Presidential Guard also wears the Cretan uniform with its characteristic breeches and knife worn in the belt. The Cretan uniform is worn on certain official ceremonial occasions. In this way the Presidential Guard represents not only those who live on the mainland but also the islanders. Thus the Evzone uniform represents the warrior of the mainland, while the Cretan uniform represents the warrior of the Greek islands. Recently the traditional uniform of Pontos has also been added.

    The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    In 1925 Greece decided to build a Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, an idea which had first been proposed and implemented by the French after the end of the First World War.

    In 1926 a panhellenic competition was announced for a design for a Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. It was to be built in front of the main entrance of the Parliament building, facing Constitution Square.

    On 9 October 1926 the Ministry for the Military with ordinance number 219188 awarded the prize to the architect Emmanuel Lazaridis. However the decision to erect the tomb in the afore-mentioned place was delayed as it met with many objections and differing opinions. A new committee was formed in June of 1928 and the Cabinet accepted its proposals. In April 1929 work began and the monument was completed on March of 1932. Its inauguration took place at the time of the National Holiday of the same year.





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    Quote Originally Posted by GREEK-AIRBORNE
    Quote Originally Posted by theg
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    what are their name in army?
    This is the Presidential Guard.
    Presidential Guard was formed in 12 December 1868 as a combat and ceremonial corps. With the passing of years its role become only ceremonial. Their previus names was
    Palatial Guard, Flags Guard, Memorial of the unknown Soldier Guard, Royal Guard, and after 1974, Presidential Guard. The Soldiers which belong there called "Evzones"
    In this photo, you can see the varius uniforms they were according to the occasion


    The Greek users can find more info here
    http://www.presidency.gr/proedr_froura.htm
    Hmmm, I think it's like our "Cumhurbaşkanlığı Muhafız Birliği". I think it's similar as this soldiers' role.

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    Greek-Airborne,

    Evxapisto adelphos mou.

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    71st AIR-MOBILE BRIGADE
    The 71st Air-Mobile Brigade of the Hellenic Army, is a new formation, (formed in 2001). Its not a special forces unit, but its what we call Elite Infantry Unit. It has also a Air-mobile Artilery battalion, and uses the VBL Panhard Vechicle. The Training is similar to the Commando units, with long range patrols, etc. The unit uses the Chinook and Huye Helicopters (soon it will use the NH-90), and the C-130H Aircraft (Soon it will use the C-27J Spartan)
    Some photos....









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    Great pics guys, thanks!

    Do conscripts participate in the Elite Infantry Unit?

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    Greek-Airborne

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    nice pic cd

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    Quote Originally Posted by GREEK-AIRBORNE
    Quote Originally Posted by theg
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    what are their name in army?
    This is the Presidential Guard.
    Presidential Guard was formed in 12 December 1868 as a combat and ceremonial corps. With the passing of years its role become only ceremonial. Their previus names was
    Palatial Guard, Flags Guard, Memorial of the unknown Soldier Guard, Royal Guard, and after 1974, Presidential Guard. The Soldiers which belong there called "Evzones"
    In this photo, you can see the varius uniforms they were according to the occasion


    The Greek users can find more info here
    http://www.presidency.gr/proedr_froura.htm
    thnk u

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    Quote Originally Posted by achilles
    Great pics guys, thanks!

    Do conscripts participate in the Elite Infantry Unit?
    Yes they do! The Greek Army as you know is a semi-professional. In the majority of the units participate both professionals and conscripts. Ofcourse in the Special forces like, MYK, ETA, Z'MAK, 31MEE etc, there are only professionals and not conscripts

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    Quote Originally Posted by GREEK-AIRBORNE
    Quote Originally Posted by achilles
    Great pics guys, thanks!

    Do conscripts participate in the Elite Infantry Unit?
    Yes they do! The Greek Army as you know is a semi-professional. In the majority of the units participate both professionals and conscripts. Ofcourse in the Special forces like, MYK, ETA, Z'MAK, 31MEE etc, there are only professionals and not conscripts
    I remember MYK and ETA being also comprised by conscripts apart from pro's, something that changed later on so i was wondering if the same holds true for the Elite Infantry Unit. Interesting info, thanks Airborne...

    Any photos from the Hellenic Airforce SF?

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    Great pic's!

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