• Base history starting in 1940.
  • Formation of 350 Squadron in 1941 within the RAF.
  • Formation of 349 Squadron in 1943 within the RAF.
  • Both squadrons join 135Wing in Fassberg.
  • Formation of 160 (Belgian) Wing within the 135Wing.
  • Return of both squadrons to Beauvechain with their Spitfire MK. XVI.

 

 

  • History of the base from 1946 to 1949.
  • The 160th (Belgian) Wing becomes the 160th Fighter-Day Wing.
  • The 160th Fighter-Day Wing becomes the 1st Fighter-Day Wing.
  • Mosquito’s NF30 acquisition.
  • Formation of 10th Night Fighter Squadron. (Mosquito NF-30)
  • Formation of Auxiliary Squadron.
  • Formation of 4th Fighter-Day Squadron
  • 349th Squadron receives its first jet, followed by 350th and 4th Squadrons.

  • History of the base from 1950 to 1955
  • The 350th Squadron is converted on Meteor F.8
  • Establishment of the 11th Night Fighter Squadron (Meteor NF.11)
  • Creation of an aerobatics display team by the Cpn Robert "Bobby" Bladt, CO of the 350th Sqn.
  • The first Meteor NF.11 is taken on charge by the 10th Squadron.
  • The Auxiliary Squadron is converted on Meteor F.4
  • Conversion of the 349th Squadron and 4th Squadron on Meteor F.8
  • The Base of Beauvechain becomes the "Base Lt Col Aviator Charles Roman"

 

 

  • Base history from 1956 to 1959.
  • 10th Night Fighter Squadron conversion on Meteor NF.11.
  • 349 Sqn and 350 Sqn conversion on Hawker Hunter F.4.
  • Break up of Auxiliary Squadron, 4th Squadron and 10th Squadron.
  • 11 Sqn, 349 Sqn and 350 Sqn conversion on Avro CF-100 "Canuck".
  • The 1st Fighter Wing becomes 1st All Weather Fighter Wing.

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