Text: Philippe Decock - Pictures: Philippe Decock, Hellenic Air Force - Archives: Coll Serge Van Heertum, Coll Denis Eusicom
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112 Air Combat Wing
 
 Emblem: Air Support Command Emblem: 112 Air Combat Wing
 
Emblem
"Everything is achieved through diligence"
(Menander, a Greek dramatist, 342-292 B.C.)
The sensible man should never repent of anything. Everything is achieved through diligence and pain.
(Menander's "Difficult", 860-3).

Location
Eleusina Air Base

Established
1946

Subordination
Hellenic Air Force Support Command (HAFSC)

Squadrons
352 V.I.P Transport Squadron
353 Naval Collaboration Squadron
354 Tactical Transport Squadron
355 Tactical Transport Squadron
356 Tactical Transport Squadron
358 Search and Rescue Squadron (SAR)
380 Airborne Early Warning & Control System Squadron
384 Search and Rescue Squadron (SAR)

Aircraft served
C-47 Dakota - Nord N2501D Noratlas - Gulfstream 1 - Do-28 Skyservant - NAMC YS.11 - HU.16 Albatros
F-84G - F86E - T-33A - F-5A/B
Sikorsky H-19D - AB205 A1 - Bell 47G2 - AB206A - Bell 212 - Bell 212 IFR - CH-47C Chinook

Aircraft serving
CL-215 - C-130H Hercules - C-27J Spartan
Embraer EMB-135LR - Embraer EMB-135BJ Legacy (V.I.P.) - Gulfstream Aerospace Gulfstream-V
AS-332 Super Puma - AB205 - Bell 212 - Agusta A109E

Mission
The mission of the 112 Combat Wing is to provide passenger and cargo transportation, airborne early warning and control, fire-fighting and search and rescue for the Hellenic Air Force and the Hellenic government.

 
Douglas C-47A Dakota  (Coll Denis Eusicom) Nord N2501D Noratlas  (Coll Serge Van Heertum)
Gulstream 1  (Coll Denis Eusicom) Dornier Do.28D-2 Skyservant  (Hellenic Air Forceİ)
NAMC YS-11A  (Coll Denis Eusicom) Grumman HU-16B/ASW Albatross  (Coll Denis Eusicom)
Republic F-84G Thunderjet  (Hellenic Air Forceİ) Canadair CL-13 Sabre   (Coll Serge Van Heertum)
Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star  (Coll Serge Van Heertum) Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter   (Coll Serge Van Heertum)
 Sikorsky H-19D  (Coll Denis Eusicom) Bell 47G2  (Coll Denis Eusicom)
 Bell 206 Jet Ranger  (Coll Denis Eusicom) Boeing CH-47D Chinook  (Hellenic Air Forceİ)
 
352 V.I.P Transport Squadron
 

Emblem: An eagle transfers the emblem of the Hellenic Republic.

Previous Aircrafts
C-47 Dakota - Gulfstream 1
Ε/Π Bell 47G2 - Ε/Π AB206A

Current Aircrafts
Embraer EMB-135LR
Embraer EMB-135BJ Legacy
G-V Gulfstream-V

Mission
The Squadron's mission is to transfer in a secure and timely manner Greek high level figures of government and military staff, to successfully maintain its assets and train its staff.

History
In 1952, the HAF used two C-47 Aircrafts to transfer high level officials of Government.
In 1957 the flock was established.
On March 21st, 1964, the flock was renamed into "High Level Figures Transportation Squadron"
On February 11th, 1975, the Hellenic National Defense General Staff ordered to rename the flock into the "352nd High Level Figures Transportation Flock".
In December 1984, the flock transferred its aircrafts and helicopters to the 113th CW and the 112 CW.
Towards the end of 1999, the 3rd VIP Wing was established and the training of its staff began.
In 1999, the flock received an Embraer -135LR.
On March 9th, 2000, the Embraer-135LR's first operation was to transfer VIP staff from the Hellenic Ministry of Defense to Brussels.
In 2002, the flock received an Embraer -135BJ Legacy.
On September 6th, 2002, the Embraer-135BJ Legacy's first operation was to transfer VIP staff from the Hellenic Ministry of Economics to Copenhagen.
In January 2003, the flock became an independent unit and maintained its subordinance to the 112th Combat Wing.
In 2003, the flock received a G-V Gulfstream-V.
On March 26th, 2003, the G-V Gulfstream-V's first operation was to transfer the Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic to Brussels.
In September 2006, the flock was divided into two squadrons, each of which hosted the Embraer and the Gulfstream, respectively.
In May 2008, the Flock was renamed into the "352nd High Level Figures Transportation Squadron".
 
 Douglas C-47A Dakota  (Hellenic Air Forceİ) Gulstream 1  (Coll Denis Eusicom)
 Bell 47J  (Philippe Decockİ) Bell 206 Jet Ranger  (Philippe Decockİ)
 Embraer EMB-135BJ Legacy  (Philippe Decockİ) Embraer EMB-135BJ Legacy  (Hellenic Air Forceİ)
 Gulfstream Aerospace G V   (Hellenic Air Forceİ) Gulfstream Aerospace G V   (Hellenic Air Forceİ)
 
353 Naval Collaboration Squadron
 

In may 1996, Greece received the first of six refurbished es-USN Lockheed P-3B Orion to replace the obsolete Grumman HU-16 Albatros operated by 353 Mira Naftikis Aeroporikis Sinergasias (353 Naval Co-operation Squadron) in Elefsis.
The Orions were owned and maintained by the Hellenic Navy and flown by a mixed crew with Hellenic Air Force pilots, flight engineers and navigator and Hellenic Navy mission crew.
When the P-3's reached the end of their service life, in october 2009, 353 Sqn was disbanded.
The aircraft languished in open storage in Elefsis and Tanagra until a contract to refurbish four of them was awarded in february 2016.
The mid-life upgrade will give each aircraft new avionics and a service life extention of 15.000 flight hours.
Modernization will be done by HAI (Hellenic Aircraft Industries) located in Tanagra, about 50 kilometers north of Athens.Once installed, the M2IMS (Maritime Mission Integretion and Management System) will make the Hellenic Orions the most modern and capable P-3's anywhere in the world.

 
The former 353 Sqn aircraft: the Grumman HU-16B (ASW) Albatross
(Coll Denis Eusicom)
Grumman HU-16B (ASW) Albatross
(Coll Denis Eusicom)
 Lockheed P-3B Orion  (Philippe Decockİ) Lockheed P-3B Orion MLU  (Hellenic Air Forceİ)
 Lockheed P-3B Orion MLU  (Hellenic Air Forceİ) Lockheed P-3B Orion MLU  (Hellenic Air Forceİ)
 
354 Tactical Transport Squadron
 

Emblem: Pegasus

Call Sign: PEGASUS 

History
The 354 TTS was established on May 16th 1970 at the 112 CW and equipped with the newly acquired NORD N2501D NORATLAS transport airplanes. At the beginning, 16 airplanes were delivered to the squadron, to supply the tasks which the legendary Douglas C-47 Dakota carried out since then. Later on the airplanes' number would reach 51.
On November 20, 1969 the first aircrews and technicians fly to Wunstorf based LTG62, in Germany, which is the base of Transportation Aircraft Academy, for theoretical training. Following that, operational training took place at Kaufboren and Oldenburg, where the personnel was incorporated to a German Squadron and carried out routine missions. It was five months of intensive training.

The newly established Squadron had the Pegasus as its emblem. It was subordinated operationally and administratively to the 28th Tactical Air Force HQ. The squadron's mission was to provide transportation to fulfil HAF's and other branches' of Armed forces regular transportation requirements.
In a short time and despite adversities, the squadron was fully developed with personnel and means and became the major transportation squadron of the HAF. Eight months after the squadron's formation, 14 NORATLAS airplanes carried out paratroopers and supply airdropping missions on a single sortie to the Alistratis, Seres dropping range, while in 1973 the squadron was successfully evaluated by NATO. NORATLAS also were the airplanes which accomplished airdropping missions of the first women parachute jumpers, and also carried out mine-laying missions to the Greek seas.
On December 18th, 1976, the word "Tactical" was added to the squadron's name "354 Transport Squadron" in order to declare the wide scale of its tasks and missions. In the same year the squadron's emblem is changed. Pegasus has now a different shape.
The highlight of 354 Squadron's activity was the mission on July 21st and 22nd, 1974, to Cyprus (after the Turkish invasion) with the code name "VICTORY", which later was described as a "suicide mission".
In July 1980 the 354 Tactical Transport Squadron "lends" its airplanes to 355 Tactical Transport Squadron and continues its action operating as a NORATLAS aircraft Flight. On April 18th, 1982 the 354 TTS suspended its operation, after 12 years of continuous service, having accomplished a major operational and social service.
354 Tactical Transport Squadron was reformed on January 3rd 2005 with the new Leonardo C-27J SPARTAN.
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 Nord N2501D Noratlas  (Coll Denis Eusicom) Nord N2501D Noratlas  (Coll Denis Eusicom)
 Alenia C-27J Spartan   (Philippe Decockİ)
354 Sqn maintenance hagar  (Philippe Decockİ) (Philippe Decockİ)
 (Philippe Decockİ) Alenia C-27J Spartan (Philippe Decockİ)
 (Hellenic Air Forceİ) Night landing  (Hellenic Air Forceİ)
 
355 Tactical Transport Squadron
 

Emblem: Eagle transfering an old-styled canon.
Call Sign: ATLAS
Established : 1947
Previous Aircrafts
C-47 Dakota
Dornier Do.28D-2 Skyservant
Current Aircrafts
Canadair CL-215

Mission
The main task of 355TTS is fire-fighting. Even if Elefsis is the main base for CL-215 operations, aircraft are sent to airport strategically situated around Greece in order to reduce the time needed to intervene should a wild fire start.
The worst fire 355TTS had to fight is the one that struck southern Peloponnese and the area to the north-west of Athens in 2007 causing the death of about 80 persons.

History

The 355 Squadron was a transformation of historical 13th Light Bombing Squadron that was initially created in the Middle East in 1941 and disbanded on April 19, 1946.
13LBS was the first Squadron of the Royal Hellenic Air Force established during WWII. It variously operated from Egypt and Southern Italy under RAF command.
After the war, it was transferred to Hellenikon Air Base (later Ellinikon International Airport) near Athens.
In 1947, 355 MTM was founded in Hellenikon Air Base, using the old Avro Anson and the new Douglas C-47D. After eight months of operation there, it relocated to Elefsis Air Base where it remains ever since. From 1947 to 1974 the squadron used the C-47D aircraft in the Tactical Transportation role.
On October 1950, seven C-47Ds were sent to Korea under U.N. command to take part in the Korean War (two more were eventually sent there after two were lost in action) with full operational crew (air and ground), with tactical transportation of cargo and troops as main role.
In July 1960, two C-47Ds were sent to Kongo for evacuation of Greek nationals.
A secondary role was given to the squadron from 1968 to 1973 by the Ministry of Agriculture where five planes were used for a variety of operations such as field spray.
From July 1982 to December 1983, the squadron used the Nord N2510D NORATLAS from the 354 MTM squadron that suspended its operations the year before.

As from 1974, 25 Canadair CL-215 aircraft have served Greece. The first CL-215 aircraft arrived in Greece in 1974 and they were allocated to 359 MAEDY forming a fire fighting flight. In December of 1975 the aircraft were transferred to 355 MTM. Of those 25 aircraft, 20 are owned by Greece. Sixteen were obtained new and the other four belonged to the former Yugoslav Air Force. In 1997, 13 extra engines and additional spare parts were acquired from the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia for $24.4 million USD. In addition, five Canadian-registered CL-215s were leased by Greece between 1998 and 2000. At that time, transfers of recently-purchased CL-415s had not yet begun, justifying the option to lease the planes.
Presently, the Hellenic Air Force owns 11 piston-powered CL-215-1A10 planes - one was built in 1974, three in 1976, another in 1978, another in 1979, two more in 1980, another two more in 1986 and finally, the last one was manufactured in 1990. Each plane is listed in the inventory of the 355 Tactical Transport Squadron (355 MTM), located at Elefsis Air Base, close to Athens.
Before Greece's current economic crisis started, the country was in the process of modernizing its aerial firefighting armada. Between 1999 and 2004, 10 new turbine-powered fire-fighting aircraft - the Bombardier CL-415GR/MP - entered service with the Air Fire Fighting Squadron (383 MEEA), as well as the Hellenic Air Force 383 Special Operations, currently located at Mikra air base, close to Thessaloniki. Now that they have had two major accidents, one of which resulted with two casualties, the 383 MEEA now operates eight CL-415GRs planes. Only five of them are prepared for a firefighting mission at a moment's notice.
The Hellenic Air Force desperately needs to update its gradually decreasing inventory of fire-fighting aircraft. The first concern is the CL-215. Replacing it with the highly costly CL-415 is not a financially feasible option. An expensive alternative is to replace the engine on the remaining Cl-215s, converting those aircraft into turbine-operated CL-215Ts, which will give them better hot-and-high performances. A much more affordable approach would be to replace all of the CL-215s with amphibian Air Tractors AT-802F Fire Boss, that have already been used for years to extinguish wildfires in Cyprus, Israel, Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, Montenegro and Croatia.
 
 Douglas C-47A Dakota  (Coll Denis Eusicom) Dornier Do.28D-2 Skyservant  (Coll Denis Eusicom)
 Canadair CL-215-IV (CL-215-1A10)   (Philippe Decockİ)
A CL-215 pair on taxi  (Philippe Decockİ) (Philippe Decockİ)
 (Philippe Decockİ) (Philippe Decockİ)
 (Philippe Decockİ) (Philippe Decockİ)
 (Philippe Decockİ) The pilot office  (Philippe Decockİ)
 The two water tanks seen from the cockpit door  (Philippe Decockİ) View of the cargo area seen from the back  (Philippe Decockİ)
 The retardant liquid tanks. This liquid is mixed with the water 
before being dropped  (Philippe Decockİ)
(Philippe Decockİ)
 (Philippe Decockİ) (Philippe Decockİ)
 Underside of the CL-215  (Philippe Decockİ) The scooping system  (Philippe Decockİ)
Dump hatches  (Philippe Decockİ) Dump hatches  (Philippe Decockİ)
 Rear view of the belly  (Philippe Decockİ) Mission accomplished, back to base  (Philippe Decockİ)
 (Philippe Decockİ) (Philippe Decockİ)
 The CL-215 remain an elegant aircraft  (Philippe Decockİ) (Philippe Decockİ)
 Formation flight above Greece landscape  (Hellenic Air Forceİ) (Hellenic Air Forceİ)
A few seconds before scooping  (Hellenic Air Forceİ) Dumping  (Hellenic Air Forceİ)
Short final  (Philippe Decockİ) The good samaritan is back  (Philippe Decockİ)
 Canadair CL-215-IV (CL-215-1A10)  (Philippe Decockİ)
 
356 Tactical Transport Squadron
 

Emblem: The mythical figure of Hercules with the HAF emblem in the background

Established: 1953

Squadron Moto: ''Anytime - Anywhere''

Previous Aircrafts: 
C-47 Dakota - NAMC YS-11A

Current Aircrafts:
Lockheed C-130H Hercules

Mission
The first Greek C-130H Hercules with serial number 741 landed in Elefsis on September 29th 1975. The integration of the C-130H into Hellenic Air Force was completed on November 28th, 1975. By the end of May 1977, all 12 C-130H were operational.
In 1992, five former USAF C-130B aircraft were bought to increase the capacity of the squadron.

Two aircraft were lost in accidents : S/N 748 on February 5th, 1991 and S/N 750 on December 20th, 1997.
The crew is usually composed of a pilot, a co-pilot, a navigator, a flight engineer and a loadmaster. The crew can be doubled on long missions like those involving intercontinental flights.
356 TAS covers a huge range of missions:
The C-130 saves lives on a daily basis by transporting patients from distant islands to Athens for treatment. It also contributes to combat forest fires by transporting firefighters and firefighting vehicles to islands or by dropping a retardant liquid in front of the fire using the MAFFS system. That system is composed of a set of tanks connected to 2 large diameter pipes placed on the ramp of the aircraft. One C-130H, serial 745, was modified to carry a special pod adapted from an external fuel tank for Open Skies missions. It is used to carry military personnel to border areas; it carries aid in case of natural disaster; it can be used in support of search and rescue missions by, for example, dropping flares; it carries political and military leaders around the country, it is used to drop military equipment and personnel and it is also used to train new crew members.
The squadron also belongs to NATO Response Force (NRF).
One full crew and one aircraft are on stand-by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
During the 40 years of action, the 356 TAS has flown to approximately 67 countries all over the world for different types of missions.
 
 Douglas C-47A Dakota  (Coll Denis Eusicom) NAMC YS-11A  (Coll Serge Van Heertum)
Lockheed C-130B used for spare parts  (Philippe Decockİ) The Lockheed C-130H Hercules flight line  (Philippe Decockİ)
The cockpit  (Philippe Decockİ) (Philippe Decockİ)
 (Philippe Decockİ) The cargo bay  (Philippe Decockİ)
 The 746 is back from a mission  (Philippe Decockİ) (Philippe Decockİ)
 (Philippe Decockİ) (Philippe Decockİ)
Handling...  (Philippe Decockİ) ...and refueling  (Philippe Decockİ)
(Philippe Decockİ) Dr Demetrios G. Pyrros and the pilots of C-130H 746 are back from a MEDEVAC mission  (Philippe Decockİ)
 (Philippe Decockİ) The 751 is waiting the next flight  (Philippe Decockİ)
 
358 Search and Rescue Squadron (SAR)
 

Emblem: Performance Phaeton

Established: 1958

Previous Aircrafts: 
Sikorsky H-19D - Chinook CH-47C
AB-206A - AS-332 Super Puma

Current Aircraft:
Agusta-Bell 205A - Bell 212 - Agusta 109E

Mission
358 SAR Squadron is responsible for the search and rescue mission within the Athens FIR to meet international obligations within the framework of the International Civil Aviation Organization, the International Maritime Organization, NATO (COMHTAF / COMSEVENATAF area of responsibility), and National obligations stemming from Greek legislation and National Operational Plans.

History
In 1958, the 357 Helicopter Flight was formed in Elefsis Air Base with 4 helicopters Sikorsky H-19D.
In 1967, 13 additional Sikorsky H-19B helicopters were taken on charge, so the 357 Flight was upgraded to a Helicopter Squadron.
In 1969, the 357 Squadron merged with the 359 Air Service Department of Public Services (359 MAEDY).
In 1970, 359 MAEDY moved to Dhekelia Air Base. 
In June 1971, the helicopters AB-205 A1 were taken on charge, replacing the Sikorsky H-19 and AB-206 helicopters.
In 1976, 6 more AB-205 and 2 B-212 were received from the USA for the transportation of high-ranking individuals.
B-212s were included in the 352 VIP Sqn while in 1981 two other helicopters of the same type were added.
In November 1981, 5 helicopters CH-47C were added to the inventory.
In 1983, the 358 Tactical Airlift Squadron was created with CH-47C, AB-205, B-212, and AB-206 helicopters and relocated to 112CW one year later, on December 10, 1984.
On 18 April 1989, the 358 TAS was renamed 358 SAR.
In 1988, the CH-47C's were handed over to the Army.
In 1997, the squadron received another 2 AB-205 from the to strengthen its fleet and replenish past losses.
In December 1999, the first two AS-332 Super Puma helicopters were received from an order of four helicopters, and the delivery was completed in April 2000. The Squadron was reinforced by staff from the Coast Guard.
In July 2003, the first two AS-332 Super Puma Combat SAR helicopters were received, two more being added in December of the same year.
In July 2004, two more AS-332 Super Puma with CSAR capabilities were added.
In 2003, 358 Squadron took over the three remaining A-109 Power helicopters of the EKAB and established the EKAB Helicopter Flight.
This flight was renamed Helicopter Flight Assistance (FATS) in 2005.
On February 28, 2006, the 358 SAR was split into three independent Squadrons at 358 SAR, with helicopters AB-205 and B-212, 384 SAR with AS-332 Super Puma Helicopters and Helicopter Maintenance Squadron who undertook technical support of helicopters of both 358 and 384 squadrons as well as the EKAB.
On November 17, 2011, the EKAB was re-incorporated into the 358 SAR.

  
Sikorsky H-19B
(Coll Denis Eusicom)
Boeing CH-47C Chinook
(Coll Denis Eusicom)
Agusta Bell AB206B Jet Ranger
(Coll Denis Eusicom)
AS332-C1 Super Puma
(Hellenic Air Forceİ)
 Agusta-Bell AB-212  (Philippe Decockİ) Agusta-Bell AB-212 IFR  (Philippe Decockİ)
 Agusta-Bell AB-212 above Athens  (Hellenic Air Forceİ) Agusta-Bell AB-212  (Hellenic Air Forceİ)
Agusta-Bell AB-205A  (Philippe Decockİ) In use for SAR missions  (Philippe Decockİ)
 Sea training  (Hellenic Air Forceİ) (Hellenic Air Forceİ)
Formation flight above the sea  (Hellenic Air Forceİ) Winshing out...  (Hellenic Air Forceİ)
 Agusta-Bell AB-205A in maintenance  (Philippe Decockİ) (Philippe Decockİ)
Bell Ballet!  (Hellenic Air Forceİ) Agusta A109E in service for medical purposes  (Hellenic Air Forceİ)
 
380 Airborne Early Warning & Control System Squadron
 

Emblem: Zeus gazes with an exploratary look from his throne.

Location: 112 Combat Wing - Elefsina Air Base

Established: 2001

Previous Aircrafts:
SAAB-340H AEW Ericsson Erieye System

Active Aircrafts:
EMB-145H AEW&C

Mission
The 380th Airborne Early Warning & Control System Squadron's (380th AEWCSS) mission is to effectively organize and develop its staff and assets that it holds, with the purpose of enhancing the Hellenic Air Control System, as well as to support joint operations, according to the operational planning protocol and air doctrine.

History
On June 25th 2001, the 380th AEWCSS was established with SAAB-340H AEW equipped with Ericsson Erieye System aircraft assets, based at the 112th Combat Wing.
On June 30th 2001, the first SAAB-340H AEW Ericsson Erieye System S/N 004 aircraft arrived.
On June 4th, 2001, the first S/N 004 was flown with the Hellenic emblem.
In December 2003, Mission ?raining System (??S) began to operate.
On October 29th, 2004, the first EMB-145H AEW Ericsson Erieye System and S/N 671 aircraft arrived at the 112th Combat Wing.
On September 4th, 2006 the aircraft started to fly with the First Article Acceptance Test (FAAT 3).
On May 5th, 2008, the Operational Test Evaluation (OTE) flights came into effect for the final evaluation of the ???-145? platform.
On June 23rd, 2008, the last OTE flight was successfully performed.
As of July 18th, 2008, the HAF obtained its first AEW Ericsson Erieye System.
In September 2008, the Squadron participated in its first joint exercise at "Parmenion 2008".
From December 15th until December 19th, 2008, the Squadron's initial regular evaluation was performed by the Hellenic Tactical Air Force.
From January 20th until October 31st, 2011, the Squadron participated for the first time in the "Ierakas" exercise.
The official ceremony for the integration of the four EMB-145H aircraft to the HAF assets was held on February 12th, 2009.
 
SAAB-340H AEW Ericsson Erieye System  (Coll Serge Van Heertum) In formation with the all the HAF fighters type  (Hellenic Air Forceİ)
Embraer EMB-145H AEW&C  (Philippe Decockİ) Ericsson Erieye radar system  (Philippe Decockİ)
 On taxi  (Hellenic Air Forceİ) Note the "winglets" on the horizontal stabilizer needed for the aerodynamic (Hellenic Air Forceİ)
 (Hellenic Air Forceİ) (Hellenic Air Forceİ)
 
384 Search and Rescue Squadron (SAR)
 

Emblem: The emblem of the 384 Squadron depicts the Squadron's call sign, which is "PUMA". It is composed of the head of a wild puma, which symbolizes the dynamic missions and the solitary way these are accomplished by the Squadron, since the puma is both a powerful and solitary animal. Additionally wild pumas are well known for their adaptability in all weather conditions. Hence, the head of the puma symbolizes the Super Puma's capability of operating not only in all weather conditions, but also in all terrains. Furthermore, there are three, blue and white circles in the top right corner of the emblem. These circles are the Hellenic Air Force's badge.

Established: 2007

Current Aircraft: Eurocopter AS332C1 Super Puma

Mission
The 384 Search & Rescue Squadron was founded in February 2007 and subordinated to the 112 Combat Wing, which is based in Elefsis Air Base.
The Squadron's main missions are:
- Search & Rescue in Peace time
- Combat Search & Rescue in War time

Secondary Missions:
- Emergency Medical Service
- Delivery of Supplies to Isolated Areas
- Transportation / VIP Missions
- General Missions for the Common and Social Good

 
Eurocopter AS-332C1 Super Puma   (Philippe Decockİ) In maintenance  (Philippe Decockİ)
Low level on the coast  (Hellenic Air Forceİ) In flight above the country  (Hellenic Air Forceİ)
Impressive wash effect...  (Hellenic Air Forceİ) The Super Puma in it's Sea element  (Hellenic Air Forceİ)
 
Preserved Aircraft
 
 NAMC YS-11A  (Philippe Decockİ)
The monument carrying the names of 112CW members who gave 
their lives so that others may live
(Philippe Decockİ)
Douglas C-47A Dakota  (Philippe Decockİ)
 Nord N2501D Noratlas  (Philippe Decockİ) NAMC YS-11A  (Philippe Decockİ)
 Grumman HU-16B/ASW Albatross   (Philippe Decockİ) Grumman HU-16B/ASW Albatross   (Philippe Decockİ)
Convair F-102A Delta Dagger  (Philippe Decockİ) Convair TF-102A Delta Dagger  (Philippe Decockİ)
 Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star  (Philippe Decockİ)
 
Wrecks and Relics
 
 Grumman HU-16B/ASW Albatross   (Philippe Decockİ) Dornier Do.28D-2 Skyservant  (Philippe Decockİ)
  Dornier Do.28D-2 Skyservant  (Philippe Decockİ) Dornier Do.28D-2 Skyservant  (Philippe Decockİ)
 

On behalf of SBAP, I would like to thank the Embassy of Belgium in Athens, the Hellenic Air Force General Staff, Elefsis Air Base Commanding Officer, the CL-215 pilot (George) who was my guide of the day and all the people I met during my visit for helping us in the realization of this report.

 

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