114 Combat Wing
The mission of the 114 CW, is to maintain a high level of readiness and effectiveness. It is achieved by the appropriate organization, training of personnel and maintenance of the available means and systems. Furthermore, the undertaking and carrying out of air operations, at any given time, in total success.
The unit is organized according to the typical Combat Wing organization.
It has the following Squadrons :
331 Squadron was founded on the 18th of April 1988 aiming at the acceptance of the new Mirage 2000 EGM/BGM aircrafts for H.A.F. Emblem of the Squadron is the Ancient Greek hero Thisseas.
The first aircrafts landed in Tanagra Airforce Base on the 27th of April 1988 and immediately begun the training of the first pilots from French instructors. In short time the Squadron was manned by experienced pilots selected from various Squadrons of H.A.F. and became operational in role of all weather restraining.
Besides the "Magic-II" missile that Mirage 2000 already carried, the 331 Squadron in 1996 upgraded its arsenal with the "S-530D" missile, and in combination with the newly completed system of self-protection "ICMS", M-2000 EGM / MK-I becomes the most completed deterrent force that acts in the Aegean Sea. In 1999, Squadron acquires a "specific weapon" the AM-39 EXOCET missile, and its role is enriched with Air to Sea missions. In the 1rst of March 2007, 331 Squadron suspends its operation in order to receive the new Mirage 2000-5 Mk-III aircrafts.
The 332 Squadron was formed on August 11, 1989, in 114 CW.
On November 1st, 1989, the first 14 Mirage 2000 were delivered to the 332 Sqn. The first Squadron pilots were experienced in Mirage F-1CG and F-4E Phantom II aircraft types.
In November 1990 the 332 Sqn was successfully evaluated from the Hellenic Tactical Air Force (HTAF). Since then the 332 Sqn entered into alertness and interception missions above the Aegean sea.
The flight training is handled by the Mirage 2000 Training Flight which continues to train the new pilots, who man the flights, till today.
After the acquisition of the new Mirage 2000-5 and the upgrading of the existing types, the force capacity is greatly increased.
The Squadron was formed in 1955 as 342 Day Interception Squadron with F-86E aircraft.
With this aircraft type and the same role the Squadron continues its operation till 1964, when the F-86E were replaced by the F-84F aircraft.
From that time till 1969 the 342 Sqn changed its role and became a Fighter Bomber Sqn.
In 1969 the Sqn is equipped with F-102 aircraft and operates as an All Weather Intercept Squadron.
In 1975 the 342 Sqn is outfitted with the MIRAGE F-1C aircraft. In August 1975 the first two F-1C landed at Tanagra Air Base. In May 1976 all personnel, pilots and technicians were ready and the Sqn becomes fully operational.
Since 1976, the Sqn takes part in all National and many NATO and allied exercises.
Since June 2003, after the retirement of Mirage F1-CG aircraft, the operation of the 342 Sqn has been suspended.
31/8/2012 - 16th Motorcycle Riding Safety Seminar
19/8/2012 - Injured man MEDEVAC by HAF Super Puma (video)
16/8/2012 - Minister of National Defence visit at 115 CW
10/8/2012 - Deputy Minister of ND visit at 112 CW
3/8/2012 - HAFA Command handover/takeover ceremony
2/8/2012 - HAFTC Command handover/takeover ceremony
1/8/2012 - HAFSC Command handover/takeover ceremony
31/7/2012 - HTAF Command handover/takeover ceremony
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