60 years 15th Wing

The commemoration has started !

Text & Pictures : Serge Van Heertum - S.B.A.P.


On Friday, September 12, 2008, a brand new exhibition relating the prestigious history of the Transport Wing of Melsbroek was inaugurated at the Dakota Historical Center.

An overview is given about the history of Melsbroek airbase during World War II and all the various allied squadrons which were based near Brussels. The 60 years of the Wing are covered and many items are drawn from most of the African missions flown by our pilots. It is quite an interesting overview regarding this prestigious Wing.

This inauguration was also the occasion to present the brand new book written by the Colonel Avi Hre Piet Claes, relating the 60 years of history of the Belgian "Sioux".


Lt. Col Avi P. Lepez and Col Avi P. Laurent Listening religiously to the various inaugural speaches
Col Avi SBH B. "Barney" Flamang, Base Commander of the 15th Wing Gen Avi Er R. Houben, boss of the Dakota Historical Center
The brand new exhibition awaiting the visitors C-119G cockpit diorama
The Para Commando Regiment is continuously involved with 15th Wing missions. A section of the exhibition explains this team work
Colonel Avi Hre Piet Claes, signing his book The new book is out. You must have it !
The future of the 15th Wing, the Airbus A400M also present


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