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    John Agorastos Plagis


    Supermarine Spitfire LF.Mk.IXC, ML214 (5J-K), No. 126 Fighter Squadron "Persian Gulf", July 1944, Pilot S/Ldr John A. Plagis, DSO, DFC.


    Basilios Michael Vassiliadis


    Mustang III, FB201 (QV-D), 19th Fighter Squadron, Pilot Basilios Michael Vassiliadis.


    Hawker Tempest Mk.V, EJ660 (JF-E), 3rd Fighter Squadron, Pilot Basilios Michael Vassiliadis.


    A Spitfire Vb of 336 Sq Royal Hellenic Air Force, in North Africa , 1944.


    Another Spitfire Vb of 336 Sq Royal Hellenic Air Force, this time in Italy, 1944.


    On 21 April 1944, 50 miles south of Siddi Barrani, Pilot Officer G. Tsotsos flying Spitfire Mk.Vb LZ807 and Master Sergeant D. Soufrillas flying Spitfire Mk.Vc JL352, shot down shared Ju-88. Both Pilots were from 336th Fighter Squadron - RAF (336 Mira - Royal Hellenic Air Force). The photo is of them as they were congratulated upon their leading by 336 Mira Co Sq. Leader K. Margaritis. [/CENTER]

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    [*******#5d5d5d][FONT=Tahoma]ΠΟΛΕΜΙΚΉ ΑΕΡΟΠΟΡΊΑ[/FONT][/COLOR] [FONT=Tahoma][*******#808080]- [/COLOR][/FONT][*******#808080][FONT=Tahoma]HELLENIC AIR FORCE[/FONT][/COLOR] [CENTER][/CENTER]

    [FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][*******#2d2d2d]General Dynamics F-16C-50Q-CF "Fighting Falcon" (Π.Α)[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=arial][SIZE=2][*******#808080]
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    111 Wing, 347 Squadron "Perseus"[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][CENTER][/CENTER]

    [FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][*******#2d2d2d]General Dynamics F-16D-50-CF "Fighting Falcon" (Π.Α) [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=arial][SIZE=2][*******#808080]


    [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Trebuchet MS][SIZE=2][*******#808080]111 Wing, 341 Squadron "Arrow"[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][CENTER][/CENTER]

    [FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][*******#2d2d2d]McDonnell Douglas F-4E "Phantom II" [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][*******#2d2d2d](Π.Α) [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][*******#808080]
    [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=arial][SIZE=2][*******#808080]Block: F-4E-38-MC, CN 3508, SN 68-0405
    117 Πτέρυγα Μάχης, [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=arial][SIZE=2][*******#808080]338 Μοίρες "Άρης"
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    [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Trebuchet MS][SIZE=2][*******#808080]Hellenic Air Force, 117th Wing, 338th Squadron “Mars”[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][*******#808080]
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    Art. JP-165[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
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    [FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][*******#2d2d2d]Mc Donnell Douglas RF-4E "Phantom II" [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][*******#2d2d2d](Π.Α) [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=arial][SIZE=2][*******#808080]
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    [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Trebuchet MS][SIZE=2][*******#808080]110th Wing, 348th Tactical Reconnaisance Squadron“Eyes”[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][*******#808080]

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    [FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][*******#2d2d2d]Dassault Mirage F.1CG (Π.Α) [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2][*******#808080]
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    Historical Air Force ensign



    Air Force flag and civil air ensign-current


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    Bullterrier, you are very welcome. Thanks for your infos.

    Here's a review by Mr. Michail Solanakis for the 13th Hellenic Sqdr. The text is found HERE

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    [SIZE=6][*******Red][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] The 13th ”Hellenic Squadron”[/FONT][/COLOR][/SIZE][SIZE=6][*******Red]
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    [CENTER][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][SIZE=6][*******Red] A brief History[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
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    [/FONT] [CENTER][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] [SIZE=2]Written by Mr Michail Solanakis

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    [SIZE=2][FONT=Arial]Colour side views of the aircraft used by the 13th Hellenic Sq.[/FONT][FONT=Arial]
    13th Hellenic Sq. Bristol Blenheim serial Nos[/FONT][FONT=Arial]
    13th Hellenic Sq. Martin Baltimore serial Nos
    13th Hellenic Sq. Vickers Wellington serial Nos[/FONT]


    [/SIZE] [SIZE=2][FONT=Helvetica]O[/FONT][FONT=Helvetica]ne of the historic units of the Hellenic Air Force was the "13th Light Bombing Squadron" as it was named on its establishment in Dekheila, Egypt in June 1941. This was the first Squadron of the Royal Hellenic Air Force to be established outside Greece, after the German invasion and the occupation of the country.[/FONT] [FONT=Helvetica]The Squadron came under British command, as did the two other [/FONT][/SIZE][SIZE=2][FONT=Helvetica]Royal Hellenic Air Force[/FONT][/SIZE][SIZE=2][FONT=Helvetica] squadrons (the 335th and the 336th Fighter Sqdrns) that were established later.[/FONT] [FONT=Helvetica]Initially it was incorporated in 201 Group, RAF. First equipment of the Squadron were 5 Avro Ansons Mk I, formerly belonging to the 13th Naval co - operation Squadron. These had being flown to Egypt after the collapse of resistance in Greece, in April 1941.[/FONT]
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    [*******DarkRed]One of the 5 Avro Ansons that escaped to the Middle East[/COLOR][/SIZE]
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    [/SIZE][/FONT] [LEFT][SIZE=2][FONT=Helvetica]The aircraft identities were: [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica]N51, N52, N55, N56 [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica]and N61. Later they will acquire British serials as follows:

    [/FONT][/SIZE] [CENTER][SIZE=2][FONT=Helvetica]ΑΧ[/FONT][FONT=Helvetica]750 ([/FONT][FONT=Helvetica]Ν[/FONT][FONT=Helvetica]51)[/FONT][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=2][FONT=Helvetica]ΑΧ[/FONT][FONT=Helvetica]751 ([/FONT][FONT=Helvetica]Ν[/FONT][FONT=Helvetica]52)[/FONT][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=2][FONT=Helvetica]ΑΧ[/FONT][FONT=Helvetica]749 ([/FONT][FONT=Helvetica]Ν[/FONT][FONT=Helvetica]55)[/FONT][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=2][FONT=Helvetica]ΑΧ[/FONT][FONT=Helvetica]748 ([/FONT][FONT=Helvetica]Ν[/FONT][FONT=Helvetica]56)[/FONT][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=2][FONT=Helvetica]ΑΧ[/FONT][FONT=Helvetica]761 ([/FONT][FONT=Helvetica]Ν[/FONT][FONT=Helvetica]61)[/FONT][/SIZE]
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    [/SIZE] [SIZE=2][FONT=Arial]A great number of former Royal Hellenic Air Force personnel of all ranks, had managed to escape occupied Greece and made their way to Egypt. They were to provide the nucleus of the Greek Air Force in exile.[/FONT] [FONT=Helvetica]The newly established 13th Light Bombing Squadron, was in a way the re - incarnation of the 13th Naval co - operation Sqn and the 32nd Bomber Sqn, since all its aircraft came from the former unit, and its personnel from both dissolved squadrons. [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica]Immediately after its establishment, a great effort was made to organize it into a proper combat squadron, because in the beginning, the small number of personnel and aircraft in charge, made it a flight, rather than a squadron. [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica]The training was intensive and continuous, despite the great difficulties due to the obsolete aircraft, their unsuitable armament, the harsh living conditions in the desert and the shortage of personnel.

    [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica]The first combat mission of the Squadron took place in July 14 1941 and was an anti - submarine patrol. [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica]This was flown in Anson N56 with the crew of: Sqn.Ldr S.Dakopoulos, F.Sgt S.Papadopoulos and Sgt P.Makris. [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica]Training and anti - submarine patrols continued until November of 1941, when the Squadron was ordered to move to Mariyut near Alexandria, where in December of the same year received its first Blenheim IV aircraft. [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica]These came from 108 MU and were the following:[/FONT][/SIZE]
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    • [SIZE=2][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Τ2049[/FONT][/SIZE]
    • [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][SIZE=2][*******#000000] Ζ9793 and [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
    • [SIZE=2][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Ζ8529[/FONT][/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=2][FONT=Helvetica]These aircraft were in poor condition, they demanded long maintenance and were not what the airmen of 13th had expected. But, they had to make do. RAF Command had nothing else to spare. [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica]After initial training with the ”new” aircraft, the Squadron started patrols and convoy escort duties in the Eastern Mediterranean. [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica]On January 1942 the Squadron moved again, this time to LG 86 where it stayed until January the next year. More Blenheims kept arriving and gradually the Ansons, which until then had soldiered on, were phased out because of the lack of spares and insurmountable maintenance problems.

    [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica]Convoy escort and anti - submarine patrols were the main missions of the Squadron for the whole of 1942 and these were accomplished in the best possible way. In many occasions, enemy submarines were spotted and duly attacked by the Blenheims of the Squadron.[/FONT][/SIZE]
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    [*******DarkRed]King George of Greece visits the 13th Squadron in LG 86.In the background Blenheim IV V6149[/COLOR][*******DarkRed][FONT=arial].[/FONT][/COLOR]
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    [*******#ff0000][LEFT][SIZE=2][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]On July 28 Blenheim IV Z9550, crew:[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Arial] Plt Off[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]I. Papoutsis, Lt Papadiamantopoulos and Sgt F. Saridis, while on convoy escort duty, hit a large enemy submarine forcing it to crash - dive North of Port Said. [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]Similar incidents were to be repeated in numerous other missions. [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]In July the Squadron moved to Gaza, after a brief stay in LG 227 (Gianaklis). At the same time, a flight of 6 - 8 aircraft was detached to Saint Jean in Palestine, continuing its convoy escort duties. [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]The contribution of the 13th Light Bombing Squadron to the Allied effort was significant, helping in the protection of convoys, so vital for the operations in the North African front.

    [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]In August, another 13th Sq. Blenheim, this time with crew: W.O Galanakos, [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Arial]Plt Off[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica] Karayannis, and Flght Sgt Gounelakis, spotted an enemy submarine near the convoy which they were protecting. They immediately attacked with depth charges.

    [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]In October, again [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Arial]Plt Off[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica] Papoutsis, Captain Stavreas and Flt.Sgt Makris, in Blenheim IV Z6446 surprised an enemy sub, hitting it with four depth charges from a height of 10 ft![/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica] During the same month, it was the turn of W.O Galanakos, [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Arial]Plt Off[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica] Patsis and Flt.Sgt Gounelakis, in Blenheim IV V6257. They successfully bombed an enemy sub, observing a large oil spot in the position where the sub had dived. [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]Records show that in August 1942, the axis submarines in the Mediterranean suffered their greatest losses since 1940.[/FONT][/COLOR][/SIZE][SIZE=2]
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    [*******DarkRed]One of the Squadron's Bisleys prepares for a mission.[/COLOR][/FONT][/COLOR][/SIZE]

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    [*******#ff0000][SIZE=2][FONT=Helvetica][*******#000000]To this end the[/COLOR] [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]13th "Hellenic Squadron"[/FONT][/SIZE][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][SIZE=2][*******#000000], [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][SIZE=2][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]as it was called in the RAF, helped with all its resources. [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]Soon, the first Blenheim Vs, or Bisleys were received and the Squadron started training on the type. [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]This version of the Blenheim had better performance and better bombing capabilities. [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]Operational flying continued until November 1942, when the Squadron left Gaza and St. Jean and moved back to LG 227. [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]New movement in the beginning of 1943, this time to LG 07 between Marsa Matruh and Sidi Barrani. [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]During this time because of the shortage of personnel of certain qualifications, it was decided to establish two training schools.[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]These were the Training Center for Air Radio - Operators , and the Air Navigators Training Center. [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]The performance during the operations and the training of the Squadron was appreciated by the R.A.F Command which promised to send more aircraft. [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]This promise was fulfilled on April of 1943, with 7 more Bisleys. The arrival of newer aircraft contributed to the increase of missions flown, reduced the accident rate and gave a boost to the morale of the personnel.

    [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]The 13th Hellenic Squadron was among the 3 squadrons of 201 Group with the less accidents, the other two being 252 Sqn and 459 Sqn. [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]Again on the road in August, this time for Gambut (Derna) in Libya. The operations and the training of personnel, continued all summer. [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]In September, the time came for the Squadron to acquire an aircraft worth of the expectations and certainly the abilities of its airmen. After many requests of the RHAF leadership to the RAF for a more potent aircraft, the latter decided to replace the Bisleys of the 13th Hellenic Squadron with Martin A30 Baltimores.[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]These aircraft were ordered by the R.A.F from the U.S., under the Lend - Lease agreement and were used almost exclusively in the North African and Mediterranean theatres.

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    [*******DarkRed]Baltimores covered for protection against the desert sun in the flightline of the 13th Hellenic Squadron in Gambut.[/COLOR][/COLOR][/SIZE]

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    [*******#ff0000][LEFT][SIZE=2][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]There could be no real comparison between the Baltimore and whatever aircraft type the Squadron had flown until then. [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]It was much faster, heavily armed and carried a much heavier weapons load. It had a top speed of 300 mph, armament of no less than 10 - 12 guns and could carry almost a ton of bombs and other ordnance. [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]Many of the aircraft received were brand new, and did not come from other R.A.F squadrons, as was the norm until then.[/FONT][/COLOR]
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    [SIZE=2][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]The first aircraft to arrive were 4 Mk IVs:
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    • [SIZE=2][FONT=Helvetica]FA 439”W”[/FONT][/SIZE]
    • [SIZE=2][FONT=Helvetica]FA 483”B”[/FONT][/SIZE]
    • [SIZE=2][FONT=Helvetica]FA 607”Z” [/FONT][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]and[/FONT][/COLOR][/SIZE]
    • [SIZE=2][FONT=Helvetica]FA 608”C”[/FONT][/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=2][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]Three more followed the next day:
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    • [SIZE=2][FONT=Helvetica]FA 490”S”[/FONT][/SIZE]
    • [SIZE=2][FONT=Helvetica]FA 463”Y” [/FONT][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]and[/FONT][/COLOR][/SIZE]
    • [SIZE=2][FONT=Helvetica]FA 654”X”[/FONT][/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=2][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]Intensive training started on the new type both in various OTUs and on the newly received aircraft. [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]At the same time a number of British Warrant Officers and Flight Sergeants were attached to the Squadron, as air gunners and wireless operators. [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]Immediately the qualities of the new aircraft were put to the test.For the first time, along with the anti-submarine patrols and convoy escorts, offensive reconnaissance and even attacks on the occupied Greek islands and other targets were undertaken. [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]In one of these attacks on November 12, Baltimores of 13th Hellenic Squadron attacked the German positions in the heavily defended port of Souda, in Crete.
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    [SIZE=2][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]These were:
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    • [SIZE=2][FONT=Helvetica]FA 512 ”F” [/FONT][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]Crew :[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Arial]Plt Off[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]Assanakis, [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Arial]Fg Off[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica] Hionidis, [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Arial]Plt Off[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica] Maniatis and Sgt Hayball.[/FONT][/COLOR][/SIZE]
    • [SIZE=2][FONT=Helvetica]FA 632 ”E” [/FONT][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]Crew: [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Arial]Plt Off[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]Fragoyannis, [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Arial]Plt Off[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica] Sarantis , Sgt Delentas and Sgt Baines.[/FONT][/COLOR][/SIZE]
    • [SIZE=2][FONT=Helvetica]FA 584”H” [/FONT][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]Crew: [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Arial]Plt Off[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]Kondos, [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Arial]Plt Off[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]Katsaros, Sgt Logan and Sgt Sutherns.[/FONT][/COLOR][/SIZE]
    • [SIZE=2][FONT=Helvetica]FA 585 ”V” [/FONT][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]Crew: [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Arial]Fg Off[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica] Sotiriou, [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Arial]Plt Off[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica] Marmaras, WO Stratidakis, and Sgt Sherwood.[/FONT][/COLOR][/SIZE]
    [SIZE=2][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]Under intensive AA fire they successfully bombed their targets, when they were attacked by three Arado Ar 196 floatplanes! The gunner of Baltimore “E” Sgt Baines, shot one of the attackers from a distance of 400 yards and observed thick smoke coming out of its engine. The German aircraft although dangerous under certain circumstances were no match for the Baltimore. All the Squadron’s aircraft using their greater speed made it back to base safely.
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    [SIZE=2][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]By the end of 1943, the 13th Hellenic Squadron had logged 1302 combat missions and 4550 flying hours. Certainly not a bad record. [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]In the spring of 1944 the Squadron received the order to move to a new theatre of operations.[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica] Destination this time: Italy.[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica] First, the personnel and vehicles of the Squadron were moved by sea, and then the aircraft followed, after a thorough inspection in 107 MU in Ismailia.

    [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]The new base was Biferno, near the town of Termoli.[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]Here, the 13th came under the 3rd South African Wing. [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]From Biferno the Squadron started to fly for the first time exclusively in bombing missions. Targets were military facilities, harbours, bridges, factories and railway junctions in German occupied Italian territory. There were many successful missions in Pedaso, Fabriano, Civittanova, Porto Recanate, etc.[/FONT][/COLOR][/SIZE][SIZE=2]
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    [*******DarkRed] "Bull's eye" on the istallations of Ancona harbour, June 21, 1944.[/COLOR]

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    [*******#ff0000][LEFT] [CENTER][SIZE=2][SIZE=1][*******DarkRed]Railway station in Luga , Jugoslavia gets the treatment from the Squadron's Baltimores.[/COLOR][/SIZE]
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    [/SIZE] [SIZE=2][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]In June, the area of operations was expanded to include the whole of Yugoslavia.[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]In the same month the Squadron had to move again, this time to Pescara airfield, without any interruption in operations. Here the 13th Hellenic Squadron came under 254 Wing RAF, as part of the “Balkan Air Force”. [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]The missions over Yugoslavia were far more dangerous for the aircraft and crews, due to the heavily defended German positions. [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]This became evident on July 28 1944, when six Baltimores of the Squadron took off to bomb Sarajevo.

    [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]Over the target, one of the aircraft: FW452 ”D” with crew [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Arial]Flt Lt[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica] Angelidis, WO Molyvadas, [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Arial]Plt Off[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica] Anastasiou and F.Sgt W.Aldridge, got hit by flak and caught fire. [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica]By coincidence this was a stand - by aircraft, replacing another Baltimore which had a malfunction and had to abort the mission. All crew bailed out and landed safely. [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Arial]Flt Lt[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica] Angelidis and F.Sgt Aldridge escaped capture and with the help of the Yugoslav partisans, managed to return to their unit in October.[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica] WO Molyvadas and [/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Arial]Plt Off[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000000][FONT=Helvetica] Anastasiou were caught by the Germans and spent the rest of the war in Stalag Luft III[/FONT][/COLOR][/SIZE][SIZE=2]
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    [CENTER][SIZE=1][*******DarkRed]Entry from the O.R.B of 13th Sq. recording the fateful Sarajevo mission.[/COLOR][/SIZE]
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    [/COLOR][LEFT] [SIZE=2][FONT=Helvetica]Τ[/FONT][FONT=Helvetica]he missions continued daily with ”maximum effort” and no break, until the end of October. [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica]In November 1944, the long awaited return to the liberated Homeland became a reality after more than three years of absence. [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica]On the 14th of that month, 16 Baltimores landed in Hasani (today’s Ellinikon) airfield, near Athens. [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica]The return to Greece did not mean the end of combat for the Squadron. Although mainland Greece was liberated, Crete and other islands were still under German occupation. So, alongside the Spitfires of the other two fighter Squadrons the 335th and 336th which had also arrived in Greece, the Baltimores of the 13th Squadron started bombing the German positions. This continued until the German withdrawal, in April of 1945. Along its combat missions the Squadron undertook leaflet and supply drops and search and rescue duties. [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica]Operationally, all three Greek Squadrons were under 337 Wing R.A.F based in Hasani airfield.[/FONT][/SIZE]
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    [*******DarkRed] 13th Sq. crews in front of their "Balts" after their arrival in Greece.Aircraft "F" is FW453 [/COLOR]
    [/COLOR][/SIZE][/SIZE][SIZE=2][*******DarkRed][SIZE=1]with 72 missions marked on its nose, and in the backround FW555 "G".[/SIZE][/COLOR][/SIZE]
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    [FONT=Helvetica]The political situation in Greece during this time went from bad to worse, and soon civil war broke out.[/FONT] [FONT=Helvetica]It was obvious that the Hellenic Air Force, which started to take its first post-war steps, was going to need all the aircraft in its inventory, especially the Baltimores of the 13th Squadron. [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica]But, contrary to all reason, the Squadron was ordered to hand over these aircraft and exchange them with….Vickers Wellingtons! [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica]This change which was opposed by the Command of the Air Force and most vigorously by the leadership of the Squadron, was imposed by the British government, from which the aircraft were acquired in the first place and was their legal owner. The consequences of his decision, will hamper the Air Force’s war effort in the following years. The Baltimore will be sorely missed, especially in the late stages of the civil war. [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica]Then, lacking a dedicated ground attack aircraft, the task to dislodge the communist forces from their fortified positions in the mountains of Greece, fell solely on the Spitfires, the only combat aircraft of the Hellenic Air Force at the time and only towards the end of hostilities on the hastily acquired Curtiss Helldivers.

    [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica]So, the Baltimores started to be handed over to the RAF in August of 1945, with the last three aircraft leaving Greece after an impressive flypast over Athens, on September 18. All aircraft were flown to Kasfareet in Egypt, where from they were either sent to other units, or scrapped. [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica]The Wellingtons, apart from the fact that their usefulness to the Air Force was doubtful, were also in bad condition, having come from long open storage in the desert. Great effort was demanded from the mechanics, to keep them flying. [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica]Sadly, their introduction to the 13th Squadron’s inventory was accompanied by two fatal accidents, and some other minor incidents, that did nothing to dispel the dislike the crews had developed for the aircraft. [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica]The Wellingtons were used mostly in the transport role and in training. Their service with the Squadron was short and unremarkable, and from 1947 they were replaced by C-47 Dakotas.

    [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica]Finally, the glorious history of the 13th Hellenic Squadron came to an end. It was unceremoniously transformed from a bombing squadron, to a transport one. Along with its role, it changed its name: from now on it will be called ”355 Transport Squadron”. Surely, an unfitting end for one of the most combat - hardened units of the Hellenic Air Force. [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica]No convincing reason has been given for the transformation of the 13th Squadron, especially at a time when it had a lot to offer (in its original role and with suitable equipment). [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica]The Squadron’s ”nature” and its past experience, will soon come to the fore when in the civil war, as 355 Transport Squadron , some of its Dakotas will be hastily modified to …drop bombs out of the cargo door![/FONT]
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    [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica]Over the years, the Hellenic Air Force reorganised, re - equipped, grew in size and today is one of the biggest and more modern in Europe. New combat units were established and others were de - activated or disbanded, according to the operational needs. [/FONT][FONT=Helvetica]It would be appropriate for the History and traditions of this Service, if a new unit takes the honourable name of the ”13th Squadron”.

    [/FONT][/SIZE] [SIZE=1][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][*******#3333ff][FONT=Times New Roman, Times, serif]*[/FONT][/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE][*******Red][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][SIZE=1][FONT=helvetica,arial,sans-serif]At this period, a problem arose by the fact that there were two squadrons in the RAF bearing the number 13, the first being the No 13 Squadron which was the ”original” and the other , the Greek 13th .In all official references the second unit was called ”Hellenic” and the letter "H" was appropriately placed after the Squadron’s number. This did not prevent many misunderstandings and the confusing of the two units.Things did not improve when at one point both squadrons operated in the Mediterranean, both flying Baltimores! [/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Times New Roman, Times, serif][SIZE=1][FONT=helvetica,arial,sans-serif]Many years later, researchers and historians still confuse the two squadrons.[/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT][/COLOR][SIZE=2]
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    [/SIZE] [CENTER][SIZE=6][*******Red][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Bristol Blenheims
    of 13th Hellenic Squadron
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    [CENTER] [LEFT][SIZE=2]
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    [CENTER] [SIZE=2][*******SeaGreen][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]BLENHEIM IVs

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    [/COLOR][/SIZE] [LEFT] [CENTER][SIZE=2][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][*******Orange] BLENHEIM Vs (BISLEY)[/COLOR]

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    [SIZE=2][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][*******SeaGreen] N 6147
    R 3845
    R 3901
    T 2049
    V 5640
    V 5951
    V 6149
    V 6257
    Z 4966
    Z 6446
    Z 6454
    Z 7880
    Z 7966
    Z 8529
    Z 9493
    Z 9550
    Z 9666
    Z 9740
    Z 9793
    5512?[/COLOR][/FONT][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]

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    [/SIZE] [SIZE=2][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][*******Orange] BA 106 R
    BA 164 C
    BA 165 A
    BA 167 C
    BA 228 F
    BA 249
    BA 290 K
    BA 294 V
    BA 304
    BA 319 D (EH?)
    BA 323 S
    BA 324 K
    BA 328 R
    BA 336 L
    BA 381 D
    BA 384 L
    BA 395 S
    BA 399 E
    BA 454 0
    BA 487 A
    BA 544 X
    BA 580 P
    BA 585 T
    BA 593
    BA 847 F
    BA 850 E
    BA 934 H
    BA 948 M
    BA 949 B
    EH 316 M
    EH 408 N
    BA 429
    882?
    BA 403N?
    937S?[/COLOR][/FONT]
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    [/FONT][/SIZE] [CENTER][SIZE=2][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][SIZE=6][*******Red] Martin Baltimores
    of 13th Hellenic Squadron
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    [SIZE=2][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][*******SeaGreen] Mk III[/COLOR]
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    [SIZE=2][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][*******Orange] Mk IIIA[/COLOR]
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    [SIZE=2][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][*******DeepSkyBlue] Mk IV[/COLOR]
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    [SIZE=2][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][*******Sienna] Mk V[/COLOR]
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    [SIZE=2][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][*******SeaGreen] AG 902"S"
    AG 939"D"[/COLOR]

    [/FONT][/SIZE] [SIZE=2][*******Orange][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] FA 219"E"
    [/FONT][/COLOR][/SIZE] [SIZE=2][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][*******Orange] FA 385"H"
    FA 386"S"
    FA 400"V"
    FA 405"Z"
    FA 423
    FA 432"A"
    FA 439"W"
    FA 443"F"
    FA 471"A","W"
    FA 482
    FA 483"B"
    FA 486
    FA 490"D","S"
    FA 491"C"
    FA 512"F"
    FA 514"E"
    FA 518
    FA 529
    FA 534
    FA 542"E"
    FA 548
    FA 551"B"
    FA 552"G","H"
    FA 559
    FA 560"T"
    FA 565
    FA 584"H"
    FA 585"V"
    FA 588"U"
    FA 589
    FA 600"G"
    FA 603
    FA 607"Z"
    FA 608"C"
    FA 624
    FA 629"F"
    FA 631"W"
    FA 632"E"
    FA 633"I"
    FA 640
    FA 642"Y"
    FA 643
    FA 654"X","F","I"
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    [/FONT][/SIZE] [SIZE=2][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][*******Sienna][*******DeepSkyBlue] FW 294"R"
    FW 296"G"
    FW 316"Z"
    FW 333"B"
    FW 357"A"
    FW 388"I","P"

    [/COLOR] FW 401"Y"[/COLOR][*******#ff0000]*[/COLOR]
    [*******Sienna] FW 411"R"[/COLOR][/FONT][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][*******#ff0000] *[/COLOR][/FONT]
    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][*******Sienna]FW 418"A"[/COLOR][*******#ff0000] *[/COLOR]
    [*******Sienna] FW 421"T"[/COLOR][*******#ff0000]*[/COLOR]
    [*******Sienna] FW 429"E"[/COLOR][*******#ff0000]*[/COLOR]
    [*******Sienna] FW 449"C"[/COLOR][*******#ff0000]*[/COLOR]
    [*******Sienna] FW 451"T"
    FW 452"D"
    FW 453"F"
    FW 461"R"
    FW 464"U"
    FW 493"W"
    FW 516"H"[/COLOR][*******#ff0000]*[/COLOR]
    [*******Sienna] FW 538"B"
    FW 546"V"[/COLOR][*******#ff0000]*[/COLOR]
    [*******Sienna] FW 555"G"[/COLOR][*******#ff0000]*[/COLOR]
    [*******Sienna] FW 559"W"[/COLOR][*******#ff0000]*[/COLOR]
    [*******Sienna] FW 563"D"[/COLOR][*******#ff0000]*[/COLOR]
    [*******Sienna] FW 578"S"[/COLOR][*******#ff0000]*[/COLOR]
    [*******Sienna] FW 766"I"[/COLOR][*******#ff0000]*[/COLOR]
    [*******Sienna] FW 774"P"
    FW 788"F"
    FW 800"A"
    FW 803"U"[/COLOR][*******#ff0000]*[/COLOR]
    [*******Sienna] FW 805"K"
    FW 808"P"[/COLOR][*******#ff0000]*[/COLOR]
    [*******Sienna] FW 814"C"
    FW 844"B"[/COLOR][*******#ff0000]*[/COLOR]
    [*******Sienna] FW 852"Y"[/COLOR][/FONT][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]
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    [CENTER][SIZE=2][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][*******#ff0000]*[/COLOR][/FONT][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][*******#ff0000][*******#330000]These aircraft were the first to arrive in Greece on the 14th of November 1944.[/COLOR][/COLOR][/FONT]
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    [CENTER][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][SIZE=6][*******Red] Vickers Wellington XIII
    of 13th Hellenic Squadron
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    [CENTER] [CENTER][SIZE=2]
    [/SIZE] [/CENTER]
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    [CENTER][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][SIZE=2] MF 206"Y"[/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][SIZE=2] ME 907[/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][SIZE=2] NC 418"D","X"[/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][SIZE=2] JA 392"W"[/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][SIZE=2] NC 433"U"[/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][SIZE=2] MF 188"P"[/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][SIZE=2] 907"Z" [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][SIZE=2] 305"L"[/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][SIZE=2] 466"T"[/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][SIZE=2] 582"N"[/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][SIZE=2] 643"S"[/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][SIZE=2] 183"R"[/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][SIZE=2] 254"U"[/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][SIZE=2] 181"P"[/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][SIZE=2] 981"V"[/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][SIZE=2] 190"L"[/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][SIZE=2] 890"R"[/SIZE][/FONT]
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    [CENTER][SIZE=6][*******Red][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] All the Greek military aircraft 1912 - 2003[/FONT][/COLOR][/SIZE]
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    [*******black][SIZE=2]The following list includes all the aircraft that served with the Hellenic armed forcefrom the beginning of the 20th century to the present day.[/SIZE][/COLOR]

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    ROYAL HELLENIC ARMY 1912 - 1922[/SIZE][/COLOR]
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    • [*******#333300][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Bleriot XI-2 [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#333300][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Breguet XIVA2[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#333300][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Breguet XIV B2 [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#333300][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Caudron G.IIIA2[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#333300][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Dorand A.R.I[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#333300][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Farman F.40 [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#333300][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Henry Farman III [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#333300][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Maurice Farman M.F.7 [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#333300][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Nieuport IV G [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#333300][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Nieuport 24bis [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#333300][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Nieuport 24/27 [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#333300][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] SPAD S.VII [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#333300][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] SPAD S.XIII[/FONT][/COLOR]
    [LEFT][*******#3333ff][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][SIZE=4]

    ROYAL HELLENIC NAVY I9l2 - 1922[/SIZE]
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    [/LEFT]
    • [*******#3333ff][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Airco de Havilland D.H.4 [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#3333ff][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Airco de Havilland D.Η.6 [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#3333ff][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Airco de Havilland D.H.9 [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#3333ff][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Ansaldo A-1 Balilla[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#3333ff][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Astra Hydroplane [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#3333ff][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Avro 504K[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#3333ff][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Bristol Scout C[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#3333ff][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Fairey Hamble Baby[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#3333ff][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Henry Farman H.F.20 [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#3333ff][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] HenryFarman H.F.22 [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#3333ff][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Henry Farman H.F.27 [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#3333ff][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Maurice Farman Hydravion [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#3333ff][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Nieuport 12 [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#3333ff][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Royal Aircraft Factory B.E. 2c [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#3333ff][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Royal Aircraft Factory B.E. 2e [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#3333ff][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Short 184 [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#3333ff][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Short Admiralty Type 166 [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#3333ff][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Sopwith “Greek Seaplane”[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#3333ff][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter Type 9400 Fighter [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#3333ff][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter Type 9700 Bomber [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#3333ff][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Sopwith Baby [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#3333ff][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Sopwith Bat-boat [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#3333ff][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Sopwith Camel 1F.1[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#3333ff][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Sopwith Pup[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#3333ff][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Sopwith Triplane[/FONT][/COLOR]
    [LEFT][*******#333300][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][SIZE=4]

    ROYAL HELLENIC ARMY 1923 - 1930[/SIZE]

    [/FONT][/COLOR][/LEFT]
    • [*******#333300][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Breguet XIX A2/A2[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#333300][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Gloster Mars VI Nighthawk[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#333300][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Ηanriot HD-14[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#333300][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Morane-Saulnier MS-35 EP2 [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#333300][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Morane-Saulnier MS-137 [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#333300][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Morane-Saulnier MS-147[/FONT][/COLOR]
    [LEFT][*******#3333ff][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][SIZE=4]

    ROYAL HELLENIC NAVY1923 - 1930[/SIZE]

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    • [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][*******#3333ff] Armstrong-Whitworth Atlas [/COLOR][/FONT]
    • [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][*******#3333ff] Avro 504 N/O[/COLOR][/FONT]
    • [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][*******#3333ff] Blackburn Βέλος (Dart) T.3A[/COLOR][/FONT]
    • [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][*******#3333ff] Bristol F.2B Fighter Mk IV[/COLOR][/FONT]
    • [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][*******#3333ff] Hanriot HD-41 H[/COLOR][/FONT]
    • [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][*******#3333ff] Hawker Horsley Mk II[/COLOR][/FONT]
    • [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] [*******#3333ff] ΚΕΑ Χελιδών[/COLOR][/FONT]
    [LEFT][*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][SIZE=4]

    ROYAL HELLENIC AIR FORCE 1931 - 1940 [*******#cc0000]*[/COLOR]
    [/SIZE]
    [/FONT][/COLOR][/LEFT]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Avia B.534 verze III[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Avia BH.33E [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Avro 621 Tutor[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Avro 626 [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Avro Anson Mk I [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Bloch MB.151 [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Bristol Blenheim Mk I[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Bristol Blenheim Mk IV [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Bucker Bu 131 A Jungmann [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] de Havilland D.H.60G Gipsy Moth[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Dornier Do 22Kg[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Fairey Battle B.I[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Fairey III F Mk 1/111 [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Gloster Gladiator Mk I [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Gloster Gladiator Mk II [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Henschel Hs 126A- 1 [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Junkers G 24 he [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Junkers Ju 52- 3 [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Morane-Saulnier MS-230[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Potez 25 TOE [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Potez 633 B2 Grec [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] PZL P-24G/F [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Savoia-Marchetti S.79-I Sparviero[/FONT][/COLOR]
    [LEFT][*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][SIZE=4]

    ROYAL HELLENIC AIR FORCE 1941 - 1945[/SIZE]

    [/FONT][/COLOR][/LEFT]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Airspeed AS.10 Oxford Mk V [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Bristol Blenheim Mk IV[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Bristol Blenheim Mk V ( Bisley) [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Fairchild PT -26 Cornell Mk I/II[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Hawker Audax [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Hawker Hurricane Mk I [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Hawker Hurricane Mk IIb [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Hawker Hurricane Mk IIc [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Martin A-30 Baltimore Mk III [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Martin A-30 Baltimore Mk IV/V [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Miles M. 14A Magister [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] North American Harvard Mk I [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb/c[/FONT][/COLOR]
    [LEFT][*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][SIZE=4]

    ROYAL HELLENIC AIR FORCE 1946 - 1950
    [/SIZE]
    [/FONT][/COLOR][/LEFT]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Airspeed AS.10 Oxford Mk III [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Avro Anson Mk I / XII[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Curtiss SB2C-5 Helldiver [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Douglas C-47A/B Dakota [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Fieseler Fi 156C Storch[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] North American Harvard Mk IIa [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] North American Harvard Mk IIb [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Ryan L- 17B Navion [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Stinson L-5C Sentinel [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX LF/HF [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Supermarine Spitfire Mk PR XI [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Supermarine Spitfire Mk PR XIII [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVI [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Taylorcraft Auster AOP Mk III [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Vickers Wellington Mk XIII[/FONT][/COLOR]
    [LEFT][SIZE=4][*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]

    ROYAL HELLENIC AIR FORCE
    [/FONT][/COLOR][/SIZE][*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][SIZE=4] 1951 - 1967[/SIZE]
    [/FONT][/COLOR][/LEFT]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Agusta-Bell 47J Ranger [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Boeing-Stearman PT-13 Kaydet [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Boeing-Stearman PT-17 Kaydet[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Cessna T -37C [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] de Havilland Canada DHC-2/L-20A Beaver [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Grumman G 159 Gulfstream 1[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Lockheed F-104G Starfighter[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Lockheed RF-104G Starfighter [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Lockheed RT-33A Silver Star [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Lockheed T-33A Silver Star [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Lockheed T-33 / Canadair CT-133 Mk III Silver Star[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Lockheed TF-104G Starfighter [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] North American F-86D Dog Sabre[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] North American F-86E(M) Sabre [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] North American T-6D Texan [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] North American T-6G Texan [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Northrop F-5B Freedom Fighter [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Republic F-84F Thunderstreak [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Republic F-84G Thunderjet[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Republic RF-84F Thunderflash[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Sikorsky UH-19B Chickasaw [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Sikorsky UH-19D Chickasaw[/FONT][/COLOR]
    [LEFT][SIZE=4][*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]

    HELLENIC AIR FORCE
    [/FONT][/COLOR][/SIZE][*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][SIZE=4] 1968 - 1987[/SIZE]
    [/FONT][/COLOR][/LEFT]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Agusta-Bell 47G-3B-2 [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Agusta-BeII 47G-5 [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Agusta-BeII AB-205 A1[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Agusta-BeII AB-206A Jetranger [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Bell B-212 (UH-IN) [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Bell OH-13H Sioux [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Boeing-Meridionali CH-47C Chinook.[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Canadair CL-215[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Cessna T-37B [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Cessna T-41D Mescalero [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Convair F-102A Delta Dagger [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Convair TF-102A Delta Dagger [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Dassault-Breguet Mirage F-1CG[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Dornier Do 28D-2 Skyservant [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Grob G 103 Twin Astir [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Grumman HU-16B (ASW) Albatross[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Grumman HU-16C Albatross [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Grumman/Schweizer G.164A Ag-Cat [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Grumman/Schweizer G.164G Ag-Cat [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Ling-Temco- Vought A- 7H Corsair II[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Ling-Temco-Vought TA- 7H Corsair II [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Lockheed C- 130H Hercules [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] McDonnell Douglas RF-4E Phantom II [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] NAMC YS-11 A-520 [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Nord 2501 D/ 2508 Noratlas [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Nonhrop RF-5A Freedom Fighter [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] PZL Mielec M.18 Dromader [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Rockwell T -2E Buckeye[/FONT][/COLOR]
    [LEFT][SIZE=4][*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]

    HELLENIC AIR FORCE
    [/FONT][/COLOR][/SIZE][*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][SIZE=4] 1988 - 2003[/SIZE]
    [/FONT][/COLOR][/LEFT]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Gulfstream Aerospace Gulfstream V[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Canadair NF-5A Freedom Fighter [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Canadair NF-5 B freedom Fighter[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Canadair CL-415[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Dassault-Breguet Mirage 2000BG [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Dassault- Breguet Mirage 2000EG[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Dassault-Breguet Mirage 2000-5 BG[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Dassault- Breguet Mirage 2000-5 EG[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Eurocopter AS 532 U2 Cougar Mk1[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Eurocopter AS 532 AL Cougar Mk2 [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][*******#000066] Embraer ERJ-135ER[/COLOR][/FONT]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Embraer EMB-145H ERIEYE[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] General Dynamics F- 16C Fighting Falcon (Block30)[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] General Dynamics F-16D Fighting Falcon (Block 30)[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Lockheed-Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon (Block 50)[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Lockheed-Martin[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] F-16D Fighting Falcon (Block 50)[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Lockheed-Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon (Block 52+)[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Lockheed-Martin[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] F-16D Fighting Falcon (Block 52+)[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Ling-Temco-Vought A-7E Corsair II [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Ling-Temco-Vought TA- 7C Corsair II [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Lockheed C- 130B Hercules[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Raytheon T-6A TEXAN II[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Saab 340H AEW & C Erieye (S-100 Argus)[/FONT][/COLOR]
    [LEFT][*******#333300][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][SIZE=4]
    HELLENIC ARMY AVIATION 1947 - 2002
    [/SIZE]
    [/FONT][/COLOR][/LEFT]
    • [*******#333300][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Agusta-BeII 47G [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#333300][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Agusta-BeII AB.204B [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#333300][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Agusta-BeII AB.205 [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#333300][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Agusta-Bell AB-206A Jetranger [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#333300][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Agusta-BeII AB-212 [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#333300][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Beechcraft C-12C Huron [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#333300][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Bell OH-13S Sioux [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#333300][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Bell UH-1 D/H Iroquois [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#333300][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Boeing-Meridionali CH-47DG Chinook.[/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#333300][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Cessna U-17A Skywagon [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#333300][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] de Havilland Canada L-20A Beaver [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#333300][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] McDonnell Douglas AH-64A Apache [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#333300][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Piper L-18C Cub [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#333300][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Piper L-21A Super Cub [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#333300][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Rockwell Aero Commander 680 FL [/FONT][/COLOR]
    • [*******#333300][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] Schweizer -Nardi ND-300C[/FONT][/COLOR]
    [LEFT][*******#3333ff][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][SIZE=4]

    HELLENIC NAVAL AVIATION 1976 - 2002
    [/SIZE]
    [/FONT][/COLOR][/LEFT]
    • [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][*******#3333ff] Aerospatiale SA 319B Alouette III [/COLOR][/FONT]
    • [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][*******#3333ff] Agusta-BeII AB.212 ASW [/COLOR][/FONT]
    • [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][*******#3333ff] Agusta-BeII AB.212 EW [/COLOR][/FONT]
    • [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][*******#3333ff] Lockheed P-3A Orion[/COLOR][/FONT]
    • [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][*******#3333ff] Lockheed P-3B Orion [/COLOR][/FONT]
    • [FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][*******#3333ff] Sikorsky S-70B-6 Aegean Hawk[/COLOR][/FONT]
    [*******#000066][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][*******#cc0000]

    *[/COLOR][/FONT][/COLOR][*******#990000][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif] In 1931 the air services of the Greek Army and the Greek Navy were integrated forming the Royal Hellenic Air Force as a separate branch of the armed forces. Later, the Army (in 1947) and the Navy (in 1975), re - established their own separate air arms, but not in the shape and size they had before the unification.[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#990000][FONT=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][*******black]
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    [CENTER][SIZE=6][*******Red]Hellenic Air Force history time line[/COLOR][/SIZE][/CENTER]
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    Click on BLUE letters for reviews of each HAF history period[/SIZE]
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    The first steps
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    [SIZE=1]The admirable weapon of the skies, the Hellenic Air Force, with its dynamic present and brilliant future, has a glorious history to display, full of continuous struggles for the country’s independence and freedom ...[/SIZE]


    [SIZE=2]Balcan Wars[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=1]The activities of the Army Air Service during the Balkan Wars marked out the use of the aircraft as a pioneering war asset ...[/SIZE]


    [SIZE=2]World War 1
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    [SIZE=1]When Greece entered World War I on the side of the Allies, new perspectives arose for the organisation of the Military and Naval Air Services ...[/SIZE]


    [SIZE=2]The Campaign in Asia Minor[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=1]In May 1919 the Hellenic armed forces with the consent of the Allies, landed at Smyrna. Despite the inadequacy of assets and the ageing equipment the Hellenic Air Force actively participated ...[/SIZE]


    [SIZE=2]The Inter War Period[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=1]The Asia Minor Campaign was followed by a long period of peace during which both the Hellenic Army and Naval Air Services were reorganised and upgraded ...[/SIZE]


    [SIZE=2]Greco - Italian War and German Invasion[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=1]Upon the declaration of the war between Greece and Italy, 77 front-line RHAF aircraft were called upon to confront 463 Italian ones. Despite the overwhelming superiority ...[/SIZE]


    [SIZE=2]Middle East & Italy[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=1]Immediately after the arrival in the Middle East, of the five Avro Anson, one Dornier Do 22 and three Avro 626 which had escaped, the Hellenic Aviation began to be reorganized under the Ministry of Air Force based in Cairo ...[/SIZE]


    [SIZE=2]South Korea[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=1]In November 1950, after the end of the operations of the Civil War, Greece, wishing to assist the United Nations, sent, to South Korea, the 13th Transport Aircraft Flight ...[/SIZE]


    [SIZE=2]The first jets[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=1]In the 50’s, when Greece joined NATO, an extended plan of upgrading and developing was put into effect. Following that Hellenic Airforce HAF was organised on a new basis ...[/SIZE]


    [SIZE=2]1st generation aircrafts[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=1]In 1954 the F-86 Sabres were delivered and Nos 341, 342 and 343 Interception Squadrons were gradually raised. In the same year the HAF Joint Aerial Photograhy and Interpretation Centre was founded ...[/SIZE]


    [SIZE=2]2nd generation aircrafts[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=1]In April 1974 the first second-generation F-4Es landed at 117 CW. Three Squadrons, Nos 339,338 and 337 were formed with Phantom IIs ...[/SIZE]


    [SIZE=2]3rd generation aircrafts[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=1]The reception of the third generation aircraft was a turning point for Hellenic Air Force. In April 1988 the Mirage 2000 EG/BG landed on the 114 CW and equipped the 331 ...[/SIZE]


    [SIZE=2]In the dawn of the 21st century[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=1]Today, modern fighters Mirage 2000 and F-16 constitute the HAF spear head. All other legendary assets continue to offer their services. At the dawn of the 21st century modernization efforts ...[/SIZE]

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    Thanks Bullterrier for the aircraft profiles!!!1
    Nick your post`s are fantastic,thank you.

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