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  • netherlands 298 Squadron

    Koninklijke Luchtmacht


    Royal Netherlands Air Force

    1950 to present    






    Helicopters

    298 Squadron Koninklijke Luchtmacht

    298 sqn is formed March 1st 1950 at Soesterberg after renaming 6 ArVA. Flying Austers and Piper Cups first it is transformed to an helicopter unit flying H-23B Raven. After that 298 receives Alouette III helicopters that are held until the new CH-47D Chinooks arrive in 1996.
    Part of Tactische Helikopter Groep Koninklijke Luchtmacht (THGKLu)
    Between 1960 and 1962 a SAR detachment of the units Alouette III operated from Biak Island (Mokmer base).
    From Jan 2015, a 3 Chinook detachment operated at Camp Castor in Mali under UN mandate, joining their colleagues from 301 Squadron.


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    Locations


    YearsLocationICAO/FAA
    2008/    Gilze-Rijen ABEHGR
    1968/08SoesterbergEHSB
    1960/62ID Biak/Frans KaisiepoWABB
    1955/    Volkel ABEHVK


    Models

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    YearsModels
    2012/    CH-47F Chinook
    1996/    CH-47D Chinook
    1964/96SE3160 / SA316A Alouette III
    1955/64OH-23B




    Operations


    DatesOperation
    23-may-1806-jun-18 APROC 2018
    16-jul-1430-jul-14PT Hot Blade 2014
    24-mar-1425-mar-14 NSS 2014
    17-jul-1331-jul-13PT Hot Blade 2013
    04-jul-1218-jul-12PT Hot Blade 2012
    22-mar-1001-apr-10UK Tac Blaze 10-1
    21-sep-0902-oct-09UK Tac Blaze 09-2
    apr-0516-apr-06AF ISAF
    jan-02jul-02BA SFOR (stabilisation force)


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