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  • netherlands Vliegbasis Gilze-Rijen

    Breda, Noord-Brabant



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    10.9096 Tilburg, Noord-Brabant
    12.2104 St. Elisabeth Ziekenhuis, Noord-Brabant
    19.3174EBWE Weelde AB, Antwerpen
    24.6038 Verolme Scheepswerf, Noord-Brabant
    26.3267EHSE Seppe, Noord-Brabant
    28.7348 Merwede Shipyard, Zuid-Holland

    1909 to present

    51° 34' 0'' N - 4° 56' 0'' E
    1nm N of Gilze
    Elevation: 49 feet

    History of this Location

    Originally opened as Molenheide, this is the oldest airfield in the Netherlands. During World War II, it was occupied as a Luftwaffe fighter base. After the war it became a training base but reverted to its fighter role in 1972. In 1995, the Tactische Helikopter Groep (Tactical Helicopter Group) took over the base. It is also the home of the Koninklijke Luchtmacht Historische Vlucht (RNLAF Historic Flight).

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    List of units at Gilze-Rijen AB

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    YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
    normal: Unit no longer at this base
    2008/    298 SquadronCH-47F Chinook 2012/   
    CH-47D Chinook 1996/   
    2008/    300 SquadronAS532U2 Cougar 1996/   
    SE3160 / SA316A Alouette III 1965/15
    1997/    301 SquadronAH-64D Apache 2003/   
    AH-64A Apache 1998/01
    1995/03299 SquadronBo105CB 1975/03
    1995/05302 SquadronAH-64D Apache 2000/05
    SE3160 / SA316A Alouette III 1995/96
    1953UK 705 NASUH-12B HTE-2 1953/63
    S-55 H-19 1953/56
    S-55 H-19 1953
    dragonfly 1952/60
    dragonfly 1950/53

    Gilze-Rijen AB News

    First MYII Chinook for Netherlands, 16-Apr-21 : #Chinook The first of 6 new CH-47F Chinook helicopters in MYII CAAS (common avionics architecture system) configuration was delivered to the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF)

    CAAS Support for Dutch CH-47F Chinooks, 08-Mar-21 : #Chinook Collins Aerospace get multi-year contract to maintenance, repair and overhaul of the Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) cockpit of Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) 15 Boeing CH-47F Chinook helicopters at Gilze-Rijen airbase

    Boeing New Agreements with RNLAF and Fokker, 23-Jun-14 : GILZE-RIJEN AIR BASE, Netherlands – Boeing has signed separate agreements with the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) and Fokker Technologies to explore advanced maintenance opportunities for Dutch rotorcraft and expand efforts to make the Netherlands a regional hub for military and civilian aircraft support services.


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    01-feb-5317-feb-53Operation WaNo

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