2010 Aviation Picture Gallery by Will. A. Nijhuis
Photoday at Gilze Rijen Air Base - GLZ/EHGR -
Home of Defense Helicopter Command -
298 Sqn CH-47D & NH90 300 Sqn AS352U2 & Alouette III 301 & 302 Sqn AH-64D 303 SAR Sqn AB412SP 860 Sqn SH14D
Since Soesterberg Air Base was be closed end of 2007, 298 and 300 squadron have moved to Gilze-Rijen.
Together with the AH-64D Apache (delivered from 1998 on) and the Navy Helicopters their was born a new
command in the RNLAF, the Tactical Helicopter Group -THG and renamed at these days as DHC, Defense Helicopter Command.
Six AH-64D Apaches are on a permanent stay in the USA at Fort Hood(Texas) while others are operated in Netherland, Iraq and Afghanistan.
The 860 Lynx Squadron use the updated SH-14D Lynx and is assigned to the group and based at De Kooy assigned to the DHC.
These 'Oldies' will be replaced in 2012 by 20 NH-90s.
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