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
2015/    ML GaoGAGO
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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