352 V.I.P Transport Squadron

352 Μοίρα Μεταφοράς Υψηλών Προσώπων

Emblem

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

Location

112 Combat Wing – Elefsina Air Base

Established

1957

Aircraft served

  • C-47 Dakota
  • Gulfstream 1
  • Helicopter Bell 47G2
  • Helicopter ΑΒ206Α

Aircraft serving

  • Helicopter Βell 212
  • Embraer EMB-135LR
  • Embraer EMB-135BJ Legacy
  • G-V Gulfstream-V
  • Falcon 7X

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”