• 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.

 

Beauvechain : 1956 - 1959

1956

Janvier 1956: The Ambiorix's red wings are noted for the first time on the nose of the 350 Sqn's Meteors F8.
Those wings often called “flames” or “moustaches” represent in fact the wings of Ambiorix's helmet.
We’ll note the wings later on the Hunter’s nose and on the CF-100’s air intakes.

  • Picture 5601-02: Meteors F8 from 350 Sqn at RAF Sylt in January 1956.
  • Picture 5601-03: 350 Squadron at RAF Sylt in January 1956.

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