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Norway - Defence Forces history
UH-1B 994 & 998 in formation flight over a snow covered Norway.
Photo: RNoAF
Ørland (ENOL)
Rwy: 15/33
Pos: 63°41'56"N 009°36'14"E
Elev: 28 ft
Commando/Wing Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
Luftkommando Trøndelag

7203 Helikoptereksjon
1953 - 1 Nov 1957 Bell 47D-1/G-3
reorganised into 7192 Støtteving


338 skv
26 Oct 1954 - 1963 F-84G (->60)
F-86F (60->)
over to Luftkommando Sor-Norge


7193 Kommunikasjonsving
1954 - 1 Nov 1957 PT-19(A)
Harvard II(b)
Fi-156
UC-64A
DHC-3
reorganised in to 7192 Støtteving


7192 Støtteving
1 Nov 1957 - 1963 Bell 47D-1/G-3
DHC-3
Saab 91B(-2)
UH-19D (Apr58->)
over to Luftkommando Sor-Norge
Luftkommando Sor-Norge

338 skv
1963 - 1985 F-86F (->66)
F-5A/B (66-85)
changed ops badge


7192 Støtteving
1963 - 1966 ? Bell 47D-1/G-3
DHC-3
Saab 91B(-2)
UH-19D (timeline)
disbanded


330 skv det.
1973 - Aug 2002 Sea King Mk43B
over to 139 Luftving


720 skv det.
? - ? UH-1B
disbanded


338 skv
1985 - 1 Aug 2001 F-16A/B (July85-99)
F-16AM/BM (99->)
became tiger sqn


338 skv
1 Aug 2001 - Aug 2002 F-16AM/BM (timeline)
over to 138 Luftving
138 Luftving

338 skv
Aug 2002 - 1 Apr 2019 F-16AM/BM (timeline)
disbanded
139 Luftving

330 skv det.
Aug 2002 - present Sea King Mk43B
138 Luftving

332 skv
2017 - present F-35A
Action shot of F-86F 31141/MU-P of 338 skv in March 1965.
Photo: Unknown
F-5A 69209/MU-K of 338 skv at the static of the open day at Wiesbaden on 13 June 1971.
Photo: J. Zwart
F-16A 288 of 338 skv on 16 April 1993.
Photo: Lutz Tonne
Andenes/Andoya (ENAN)
Rwy: 03/21, 15/33
Pos: 69°17'33"N 016°08'39"E
Elev: 43 ft
Commando/Wing Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
Luftkommando Nord-Norge

333 skv
15 Jan 1963 - Aug 2002 HU-16B (->69)
P-3B (69-89)
P-3N (80->)
P-3C (89->)
over to 133 Luftving
133 Luftving

333 skv
Aug 2002 - present P-3N
P-3C
HU-16B 17204/KK-X seen visiting Prestwick in September 1967.
Photo: Chris Pokock
P-3B 602 at Moffet Field in June 1982.
Photo: Joe Fernandez
Bardufoss (ENDU)
Rwy: 11/29
Pos: 69°03'21"N 018°32'25"E
Elev: 260 ft
Commando/Wing Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
Luftkommando Nord-Norge

332 skv
Oct 1949 - 1 July 1952 Spitfire LF Mk.IXe
disbanded


Kommunikasjonsving LKN
195 . ? - 1954 PT-19(A)
Harvard II(b)
Fi-156
UC-64A
DHC-3
disbanded


339 skv
15 Jan 1964 - Aug 2002 UH-1B (->90?)
Bell 412HP (Sep86->)
over to 139 Luftving


337 skv
1 Jan 1980 - Aug 2002 Lynx Mk86 (4Oct81->)
over to 139 Luftving
139 Luftving

Luftforsvarets Flygeskole
1 Aug 2002 - present T-17


337 skv
Aug 2002 - Dec 2014 Lynx Mk86 (timeline)
changed ops badge


339 skv
Aug 2002 - present Bell 412HP


OT&E
2011 - ? NH90 (Nov11->)
disbanded


337 skv
2015 - present NH90-NFH (CG)
Lynx Mk.86 237 seen at Ørland in August 2002.
Photo: Dick Lohuis
Bodø (ENBO)
Rwy: 07/25
Pos: 67°16'08"N 014°21'49"E
Elev: 42 ft
Commando/Wing Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
Luftkommando Nord-Norge

7204 Helikoptereksjon
1953 - 1 Nov 1957 Bell 47
reorganised into 7193 Støtteving


7194 Kommunikasjonsving
1954 - 1 Nov 1957 PT-19(A)
Harvard II(b)
Fi-156
UC-64A
DHC-3
reorganised into 7193 Støtteving


7193 Støtteving
1 Nov 1957 - 31 Dec 1965 Bell 47
DHC-3
S-91B Safir
H-19D (Apr58->)
renamed 719 skv


331 skv
June 1955 - 1981 F-84G (->58)
F-86F (58-63)
F-104 (63->)
changed ops badge


334 skv
20 July 1955 - 1982 F-84G (->58)
F-86F (Aug58-60)
F-86K (60-67)
F-5A/B (67-73)
CF-104 (73-82)
changed ops badge


339 skv
1 Sep 1960 - 1 Sep 1963 F-86K
disbanded


719 skv
1 Jan 1966 - 31 Dec 2000 H-19D
DHC-3 (->68)
UH-1B (67-90)
DHC-6 (67-01)
Bell 412HP (Apr90->)
disbanded


330 skv det.
25 Apr 1973 - Aug 2002 Sea King Mk43B
over to 139 Luftving


331 skv
1981 - Aug 2002 F-16A/B (timeline)
over to 132 Luftving


334 skv
1982 - 1 Aug 2002 F-16A/B (->00)
F-16AM/BM (00->)
disbanded


332 skv
14 May 2002 - Aug 2002 F-16AM/BM
over to 132 Luftving
132 Luftving

331 skv
Aug 2002 - present F-16A/B (->03)
F-16AM/BM (03->)


332 skv
Aug 2002 - 31 july 2016 F-16AM/BM
relocated to Ørland
139 Luftving

330 skv det.
Aug 2002 - present Sea King Mk43B
DHC-6-100 67-056/XJ-K of 719 skv at its home base on 31 July 1969.
Photo: unknown
F-5A 69228/RI-O of 334 skv at the open day at RAF Finingley on 10 September 1969.
Photo: James Miller
F-104G 233 at the cross servicing platform at Ramstein in February 1980.
Photo: Bruce Stewart
CF-104D 4632 of 334 skv photographed at Baden-Sölingen on 14 May 1982.
Photo: unknown
Floro (ENFL)
Rwy: 07/25
Pos: 61°35'04"N 005°01'27"E
Elev: 37 ft
Commando/Wing Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
139 Luftving

330 skv det.
2009 - 2019 Sea King Mk43B
disbanded
Haakonsvern HEL (ENBH)
Rwy: HEL
Pos: 60°19'57"N 005°13'56"E
Elev: 0 ft
Commando/Wing Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
139 Luftving

334 skv
2016 - present NH90-NFH

Haslemoen
Rwy: 16/34
Pos: 60°39'04"N 011°54'17"E
Elev: 575 ft
Commando/Wing Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
-

Feltartilleriets Fly-OP tjeneste
1955 - 1 Jan 1992 L-18C (May55->)
O-1A (60->)
disbanded
At the end of its service life some L-18C Super Cubs received an all green c/s.
Photo: Jan Jǿrgensen
Kirkenes/Hoybuktmoen (MIL/CIV) (ENKR)
Commando/Wing Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
Luftkommando Nord-Norge

339 skv det.
? - ? UH-1B
disbanded
Lakselv/Banak (ENNA)
Rwy: 17/35
Pos: 70°04'08"N 024°58'25"E
Elev: 15 ft
Commando/Wing Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
Luftkommando Nord-Norge

330 skv det.
1973 - Aug 2002 Sea King Mk43B
over to 139 Luftving
139 Luftving

330 skv det.
Aug 2002 - present Sea King Mk43B
Moss/Rygge (ENRY)
Rwy: 12/30
Pos: 59°22'44"N 010°47'08"E
Elev: 169 ft
Commando/Wing Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
Luftkommando Østlandet

Luftforsvarets Flygeskole
1 July 1949 - 3 June 1952 PT-19(A)
Harvard II(b)
relocated to Værnes


7195 Kommunikasjonsving
1954 - 1 Nov 1957 PT-19(A)
Harvard II(b)
Fi-156
UC-64A
DHC-3
reorganised into 7190 Støtteving


7201 Helikoptereksjon
Apr 1954 - 1 Nov 1957 Bell 47
reorganised into 7190 Støtteving


332 skv
June 1955 - 1961 F-84G (->57)
F-86F (Apr57->)
relocated to Gardermoen


332 skv / Flying Jokers
1957 - 1961 F-86F
disbanded


336 skv
Oct 1955 - 3 Dec 1956 F-84G
disbanded


330 skv
28 Aug 1956 - 5 July 1958 F-84G
disbanded


336 skv
9 Aug 1957 - 1963 F-86F (timeline)
over to Luftkommando Sor-Norge


7190 Støtteving
1 Nov 1957 - 1963 Bell 47
DHC-3
S-91B Safir
H-19D (timeline)
over to Luftkommando Sor-Norge


717 skv
26 June 1961 - 15 Aug 1979 RF-84F (->69)
RF-5A (69->)
over to Luftkommando Sor-Norge
Luftkommando Sor-Norge

336 skv
1963 - 30 June 2000 F-86F (->66)
F-5A/B (Mar66-84)
RF-5A (79-84)
F-16 (June84-June85)
F-5A/B (85->)
disbanded


7190 Støtteving
1963- 1 Apr 1967 Bell 47
DHC-3
S-91B Safir
H-19D (timeline)
renamed 720 skv & relocated to Gardermoen


717 skv
1963 - 15 Aug 1979 RF-84F (->69)
RF-5A (1969 >)
disbanded


332 skv
18 June 1966 - 31 Dec 1972 F-5A/B
disbanded


332 skv / Flying Jokers
1966 - 1973 F-5A
disbanded


330 skv det.
1973 - Aug 2002 Sea King Mk43B
over to 139 Luftving


720 skv
8 Jan 1976 - Aug 2002 UH-1B (->91)
Bell 412HP (Sep89->)
over to 137 Luftving


336 skv / Flying Jokers
1976 - Aug 1977 F-5A
disbanded


332 skv
1 Jan 1980 - 14 May 2002 F-16A/B (->01)
F-16AM/BM (01->)
relocated to Bodø


FEKS / 717 skv
1 Aug 1995 - Aug 2002 Falcon 20
over to 137 Luftving


Eye of the Tiger project
30 June 2000 - Aug 2002 F-5A/B
over to 137 Luftving
137 Luftving

720 skv
Aug 2002 - 14 June 2012 Bell 412HP
amalgamated into 339 skv


FEKS / 717 skv
Aug 2002 - 5 Aug 2014 Falcon 20
relocated to Gardermoen


Eye of the Tiger project
Aug 2002 - Dec 2007 F-5A/B
disbanded
139 Luftving

330 skv det.
Aug 2002 - present Sea King Mk43B



339 skv det.
14 June 2012- present Bell 412HP
F-86F 31126/AH-X of 332 skv with special markings of the "Flying Jokers" display team.
Photo: unknown
F-86F 34734/PX-P of 336 skv at RAF Leuchars in September 1964.
Photo: unknown
F-5A 69210/AH-P of 332 skv seen at the North Weald airshow on 31 May 1971.
Photo: James Miller
RF-5A 89107/AZ-O of 717 skv seen at Husum on 26 June 1971.
Photo: Kurt Tomson
The "Flying Jokers' demo team participated in the IAT at Greenham Common in 1977.
Photo: unknown
332 skv F-16A 272 landing at Soesterberg in September 1982 with its Irvin drag chute deployed.
Photo: unknown
UH-1B 025 hovering in front of the 720 skv hangar in May 1989.
Photo: Peter Gunti
Oslo/Gardermoen (ENGM)
Rwy: 01L/19R, 01R/19L
Pos: 60°11'38"N 011°06'01"E
Elev: 681 ft
Commando/Wing Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
Luftkommando Østlandet

334 skv
8 June 1945 - 3 May 1947 Mosquito FB Mk.VI
disbanded


Luftforsvarets Flygeskole
7 Nov 1945 - 1 July 1949 PT-19(A)
Harvard II(b)
relocated to Rygge


335 skv
15 Aug 1946 - 1963 Lodestar (->51)
C-47 (50->)
C-119G (56->)
over to Luftkommando Sor-Norge


331 skv
27 Mar 1947 - Oct 1949 Spitfire LF Mk.IXe
Vampire F Mk.3 (48-49)
relocated to Værnes


334 skv
1 June 1948 - Oct 1949 Mosquito FB Mk.VI
Mosquito T Mk.III
relocated to Sola


336 skv
15 July 1949 - Oct 1955 Vampire F Mk.3 (-> 55)
F-84G (Mar55->)
relocated to Rygge


1 Fotorekognoseringsving
9 Aug 1949 - 195 . ? Spitfire PR Mk.XI
relocated to Sola


337 skv
22 May 1950 - 17 Apr 1953 Vampire FB Mk.52
relocated to Værnes


Kommunikasjonsving LKØ
195 . ? - 1954 PT-19(A)
Harvard II(b)
Fi-156
UC-64A
DHC-3
renamed 7191 Kommunikasjonsving


332 skv
23 Feb 1953 - June 1955 F-84G
relocated to Rygge


330 skv
20 July 1953 - 28 Aug 1956 F-84G
relocated to Rygge


7201 Helikoptereksjon
1953 - Apr 1954 Bell 47
relocated to Rygge


7191 Kommunikasjonsving
1954 - 1 Nov 1957 PT-19(A)
Harvard II(b)
Fi-156
UC-64A
DHC-3
reorganised into Støttevinger


337 skv
1 Sep 1955 - 1 Sep 1963 F-86K
disbanded


339 skv
1 July 1956 - 1 Sep 1960 F-86K
relocated to Bodø


332 skv
1961 - 1963 F-86F (timeline)
over to Luftkommando Sor-Norge
Luftkommando Sor-Norge

335 skv
1963 - Aug 2002 C-47 (->May74)
C-119G (->69)
C-130H (69->)
Falcon 20 (72-31Dec94)
over to 135 Luftving


332 skv
1963 - 31 Aug 1964 F-86K (timeline)
disbanded


720 skv
1 Apr 1967 - 8 Jan 1976 Bell 47 (->70)
UH-1B (timeline)
relocated to Rygge


335 skv / B Flight
1972 - 31 Dec 1994 Falcon 20 (timeline)
renamed 717 skv


330 skv det.
1973 - Aug 2002 Sea King Mk43B
ended


717 skv
1 Jan 1995 - 1 Aug 1995 Falcon 20
relocated to Rygge
135 Luftving

335 skv
Aug 2002- Dec 2008 C-130H (timeline)
changed ops badge


335 skv
2008- present C-130J-30


FEKS / 717 skv
5 Aug 2014 - present Falcon 20

For a short period 332 skv was based with the F-86K at Gardermoen. Here is 41306/AH-C seen visiting RAF Coltishall in 1963.
Photo: unknown
C-119G 12698/BW-F seen at Zurich in 1967.
Photo: unknown
C-47A-80-DL 315208/BW-M visiting Bodø on 31 July 1969.
Photo: Unknown
C-130H 10953/BW-B at RAF Northolt in April 1970.jpg
Photo: unknown
UH-1B 64-14079/JT-D with 13966/JT-B in the background of 720 skv were participating in the 5th International ASR Meet held at West Raynham in June 1971.
Photo: James Miller
Setermoen
Rwy: 14/32
Pos: 68°51'26"N 018°21'05"E
Elev: 272 ft
Commando/Wing Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
-

Feltartilleriets Fly-OP tjeneste
1955 - 1 Jan 1992 L-18C (May55 >)
O-1A (60->)
disbanded
A total of 27 O-1A Bird Dog have been delivered to the Feltartilleriets Fly-OP tjeneste during 1960-68.
Photo: Peter Gunti
Stavanger/Sola (ENZV)
Rwy: 11/29, 18/36
Pos: 58°52'36"N 005°38'16"E
Elev: 29 ft
Commando/Wing Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
Luftkommando Vestlandet

333 skv
31 Dec 1945 - 15 Jan 1963 Catalina (->June61)
HU-16B (Sep61->)
relocated to Andøya


334 skv
Oct 1949 - 20 July 1955 Mosquito FB Mk.VI (->51)
Mosquito T Mk.III (->51)
F-84E (Sep51-52)
F-84G (52->)
relocated to Bodø


1 Fotorekognoseringsving
195 . ? - 20 Oct 1954 Spitfire PR Mk.XI (->25Mar54)
(R)F-84E
renamed 717 Fotorekognoseringsving


Kommunikasjonsving LKV
195 . ? - 1954 PT-19(A)
Harvard II(b)
Fi-156
UC-64A
DHC-3
PT-19(A)
Harvard II(b)
Fi-156
UC-64A
DHC-3


331 skv
15 July 1952 - June 1955 F-84G
relocated to Bodø


Jettreningsving
15 Oct 1952 - 1 July 1954 Vampire T Mk.55
T-33A (53->)
renamed 718 skv


7202 Helikoptereksjon
1953 - 1 Nov 1957 Bell 47
reorganised into 7191 Støtteving


338 skv
15 Feb 1954 - 26 Oct 1956 F-84G
relocated to Ørland


718 skv
1 July 1954 - 3 Jan 1983 T-33A (timeline)
over to Luftkommando Sor-Norge


7192 Kommunikasjonsving
1954 - 1 Nov 1957 PT-19(A)
Harvard II(b)
Fi-156
UC-64A
DHC-3
reorganised into 7191 Støtteving


717 Fotorekognoseringsving
20 Oct 1954 - 30 July 1956 (R)F-84E
renamed 717 skv


717 skv
30 July 1956 - 26 June 1961 RF-84F
relocated to Rygge


7191 Støtteving
1 Nov 1957 - 1966 ? Bell 47
DHC-3
S-91B Safir
H-19D (Apr58->)
disbanded


330 skv
1 Mar 1962 - 1963 HU-16B
over to Luftkommando Sor-Norge
Luftkommando Sor-Norge

718 skv
1963 - 3 Jan 1983 T-33A (->17Dec68)
F-5A/B (68->)
disbanded


330 skv
1963 - 1 Oct 1968 HU-16B
disbanded


720 skv det.
? - ? UH-1B
disbanded


330 skv
1970 - Aug 2002 S-61 (1Sep70-1May73)
Sea King Mk43B (73->)
over to 139 Luftving
139 Luftving

330 skv
Aug 2002 - present Sea King Mk43B
AW101 Mk612



OT&E
2018 - present AW101 Mk612
T-33A 51-9033/DP-E of 718 skv in the static of the RAF Leuchars open day in September 1964.
Photo: unknown
F-5B 14908/DP-Y of 718 skv at the static of the open day at Wiesbaden on 13 June 1971.
Photo: J. Zwart
Tromsø/Skattøra
Rwy: (water)
Pos: 69°41'45"N 019°01'08"E
Elev: 0 ft
Commando/Wing Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
Luftkommando Nord-Norge

Norsemanving / 21 Transport Flight
1954 - 1957 UC-64A
disbanded


333 skv det.
1946 - 1959 PBY-5A
disbanded
Trondheim/Værnes (ENVA)
Rwy: 09/27
Pos: 63°27'27"N 010°55'27"E
Elev: 56 ft
Commando/Wing Squadron Timeline Aircraft Type(s) Fate
Luftkommando Trøndelag

332 skv
12 Apr 1948 - Oct 1949 Spitfire LF Mk.IXe
relocated to Bardufoss


331 skv
Oct 1949 - 20 Nov 1951 Spitfire LF Mk.IXe
disbanded


Kommunikasjonsving LKT
195 . ? - 1954 PT-19(A)
Harvard II(b)
Fi-156
UC-64A
DHC-3
disbanded


Luftforsvarets Flygeskole
3 June 1952 - 1963 Fi-156 (->57)
Harvard IIb (->56)
S-91B Safir (56->)
L-18C
over to Luftkommando Sor-Norge


337 skv
17 Apr 1953 - 1 Jan 1955 Vampire FB Mk.52
disbanded
Luftkommando Sor-Norge

Luftforsvarets Flygeskole
1963 - 1 Aug 2002 S-91B Safir (->81)
L-18C
T-17 (81->)
relocated to Bardufoss
In May 1955 Norway received 16 Piper L-18C Super Cubs. Most were delieverd to Feltartilleriets Fly-OP tjeneste but a few examples were used by the Flygeskolen. L-18C 34844 on 5 April 1971.
Photo: unknown
A total of 30 Saab S-91 Safirs have been in use as trainer for the RNoAF. Saab 91B-2 333 was used as a Ground Instructional Airframe by Luftforvarets Tekniske Skole at Kjevik during 1984-95 and is pictured here in June 1989.
Photo: Jan Jǿrgensen
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