Military Wiki

Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits.

The edit can be undone. Please check the comparison below to verify that this is what you want to do, and then save the changes below to finish undoing the edit.

Latest revision Your text
Line 12: Line 12:
 
| owner = [[Military of the Netherlands]]
 
| owner = [[Military of the Netherlands]]
 
| operator = [[Royal Netherlands Air Force]] (RNLAF)<br>''Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu)''
 
| operator = [[Royal Netherlands Air Force]] (RNLAF)<br>''Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu)''
| location = [[Gilze en Rijen]], Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
+
| location = [[Gilze en Rijen]], [[North Brabant|Noord-Brabant]], Netherlands
 
| built = 1910
 
| built = 1910
 
| used =
 
| used =
Line 41: Line 41:
 
| footnotes = Source: DAFIF<ref name=WAD>{{WAD|EHGR|source=DAFIF}}</ref><ref name=GCM>{{GCM|GLZ|source=DAFIF}}</ref>
 
| footnotes = Source: DAFIF<ref name=WAD>{{WAD|EHGR|source=DAFIF}}</ref><ref name=GCM>{{GCM|GLZ|source=DAFIF}}</ref>
 
}}
 
}}
'''Gilze-Rijen Air Base''' ({{lang-nl|Vliegbasis Gilze-Rijen}}, {{airport codes|GLZ|EHGR|p=n}}) is a [[military base|military]] [[military airbase|airbase]] in the Netherlands located between the cities of Breda and [[Tilburg]], in the Noord-Brabant province. It is mainly, but not exclusively used as a base for [[attack helicopter]]s. The airfield has two runways, the longest, complete with [[instrument landing system]] (ILS) is {{convert|2779|m|0}} long by {{convert|45|m|0|abbr=on}} wide in the 10/28 direction. The shorter runway (without ILS) is {{convert|1996|m|0|abbr=on}} by {{convert|30|m|0|abbr=on}} in the 02/20 direction.
+
'''Gilze-Rijen Air Base''' ({{lang-nl|Vliegbasis Gilze-Rijen}}, {{airport codes|GLZ|EHGR|p=n}}) is a [[military base|military]] [[military airbase|airbase]] in the Netherlands located between the cities of Breda and [[Tilburg]], in the [[North Brabant|Noord-Brabant]] province. It is mainly, but not exclusively used as a base for [[attack helicopter]]s. The airfield has two runways, the longest, complete with [[instrument landing system]] (ILS) is {{convert|2779|m|0}} long by {{convert|45|m|0|abbr=on}} wide in the 10/28 direction. The shorter runway (without ILS) is {{convert|1996|m|0|abbr=on}} by {{convert|30|m|0|abbr=on}} in the 02/20 direction.
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
Line 49: Line 49:
 
In 1940, the airfield came under heavy attack from the German [[Luftwaffe]], who later took control of the base and expanded it for their own use. While in German hands during the [[Second World War]], the field came under frequent attack from allied forces until the liberation of the south of the Netherlands, after which the [[United Kingdom|British]] [[Royal Air Force]] took control of the airfield.
 
In 1940, the airfield came under heavy attack from the German [[Luftwaffe]], who later took control of the base and expanded it for their own use. While in German hands during the [[Second World War]], the field came under frequent attack from allied forces until the liberation of the south of the Netherlands, after which the [[United Kingdom|British]] [[Royal Air Force]] took control of the airfield.
   
In 1946, the [[Royal Netherlands Air Force]] (RNLAF) resumed operations from the airfield, using it as a training base for pilots and air traffic controllers. In 1962, training activity was suspended, and Gilze-Rijen was reduced to a reserve base for [[bomber aircraft]]. Training activity was resumed in 1967 however. In 1971, the training activity was suspended again when a fighter squadron was moved to the airfield, which also included a significant upgrade of airport facilities. Initially the [[Northrop F-5]], and later its replacement, the [[General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon|Fokker F-16 Fighting Falcon]], were operated from the base up until 1995. It has 30 [[Hardened Aircraft Shelter]]s (HAS).
+
In 1946, the [[Royal Netherlands Air Force]] (RNLAF) resumed operations from the airfield, using it as a training base for pilots and air traffic controllers. In 1962, training activity was suspended, and Gilze-Rijen was reduced to a reserve base for [[bomber aircraft]]. Training activity was resumed in 1967 however. In 1971, the training activity was suspended again when a fighter squadron was moved to the airfield, which also included a significant upgrade of airport facilities. Initially the [[Northrop F-5]], and later its replacement, the [[General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon|Fokker F-16 Fighting Falcon]], were operated from the base up until 1995. It has 30 [[Hardened Aircraft Shelter]]s (HAS).
  +
 
In 1995, as a part of a large scale reorganistaion within the Royal Netherlands Air Force, the fighter aircraft were moved from [[Gilze-Rijen]], and instead the base became the home of Bolkow BO-105 helicopters. In 1998, [[AH-64 Apache]] attack helicopters followed, while the BO-105 helicopters were slowly being phased out.
 
In 1995, as a part of a large scale reorganistaion within the Royal Netherlands Air Force, the fighter aircraft were moved from [[Gilze-Rijen]], and instead the base became the home of Bolkow BO-105 helicopters. In 1998, [[AH-64 Apache]] attack helicopters followed, while the BO-105 helicopters were slowly being phased out.
   

Please note that all contributions to the Military Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA

Cancel Editing help (opens in new window)

Templates used on this page:

This page is a member of 1 hidden category: