110 Combat Wing

110 Combat Wing

110 Πτέρυγα Μάχης

Emblem

“Μαχιμώτατοι οι ισχύοντες” (The more robust the more combat-ready one is)

(Aristotle)

At this point of his work, Aristotle, writing about bravery, states that one should be brave not because one is forced to, but because bravery is itself a sort of experience; it is for this reason that Socrates thinks that bravery is part of the learning process. Subsequently, speaking about the bravery of experienced soldiers, Socrates states the following:
Thus, they are like armed men fighting against unarmed men, or like trained athletes competing with amateurs; for, even in the athletic contests, the bravest are not so much those who fight best, as those who are the most robust and able-bodied.
(Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics III, VIII, 4-9) – (Loeb, H. Rackhman)

Location

Larisa Air Base

Established

1912

Subordination

Hellenic Tactical Air Force

Squadrons

Aircraft served

  • F-84G
  • F-84F
  • RF-84F
  • RT-33
  • F-5A/B
  • RF-5A/B
  • A-7H
  • F-4E
  • F-4E SRA
  • RF-4E
  • F-16C/D Block 30
  • Pegasus I

Aircraft serving

  • F-16C/D Block 52+
  • Pegasus II Block I

Schools

Instrument Flight Training Center

Mission

To maintain efficiency and readiness to a high standard with the appropriate organization, personnel training, and maintenance of the assets and systems provided for or redeployed in order to assume and successfully carry out Air Operations whenever required.

History

  • 1912 Landing of “DAEDALUS” aircraft and establishment of the 1st Hellenic Air Force Company
  • 1928 Establishment of the LARISSA 2nd Aircraft Regiment
  • 1932 Establishment of the 2nd LARISSA Group (after the Air Force became an independent Branch of the Hellenic Armed Forces)
  • 1934 Renaming to LARISSA Air Base
  • 1949 Training of 335 and 336 Fighter Squadrons’ pilots and technicians in the first specialized bombers in Greece, namely the HELLDIVERS
  • 1951 Final naming to 110 Combat Wing
  • 1952 Establishment of the first JET aircraft Squadron (i.e. 337Sqn with F-84G aircraft)
  • 1953 Redeployment of 338 & 339 Squadrons with F-84G aircraft
  • 1954 Redeployment, from 112 CW to Larissa, of the Tactical Reconnaissance Flight with F-84G aircraft appropriately modified to carry photocameras.
  • 1955 Renaming of the Tactical Reconnaissance Flight to 348 Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron (TRS) with RT-33 aircraft and, from 1956, with RF-84F aircraft in its inventory.
  • 1966 Establishment of the 342 Fighter-Bomber Squadron (FBS) with F-84F aircraft, renamed in 1969, to 344 Fighter Bomber Sqn. The Squadron operated from the Unit until 1983, when it suspended operations.
  • 1967 The 349 Day Intercept Squadron (DIS) was established with F/RF-5A/B aircraft, which operated from 110 CW until 1975, when it redeployed to 111 CW
  • 1977 A wide-scale modernization project was implemented to receive new aircraft, which was completed in 1979. In the context of this modernization, the 347 Fighter-Bomber Squadron (FBS) was established with A-7 aircraft.
  • 1978 The 337 All-Weather Squadron (AWS) operated again with F-4E aircraft.
  • 1979 The RF-4E (SAP) aircraft entered the inventory of 348 Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron (TRS).
  • 1982 The VELOS anti-aircraft system was incorporated in the Unit’s defense
  • 1987 The 349 Day Intercept Squadron (DIS) redeployed to Larissa again and in 1997, it suspended operations
  • 1993 The RF-4E (GAF) aircraft entered the inventory of the 348 Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron (TRS).
  • 1997 The 346 Squadron with F-16C/D in its inventory redeployed from 111CW to this Unit.
  • 2017 The 348TRS stopped operating and RF-4E were withdrawn.
  • 2017 The UAVS Squadron was transferred from the Aktio Air Force Detachment to the 110 Combat Wing and was established at the location of the 346 Squadron until the suspension of its function.

Contact

E-mail: cmdr.110cw@haf.gr