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Meeting here in Florennes Belgium in 2011, for a well organized meeting for the early summer. Lots of nice cars, trucks and jeeps of all sorts. Capped off with a convoy through the Belgian country side and down to the historic town of Dinant, where the German war machine was turned back.

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Florennes Air Base (Advanced Landing Ground A-78)


Airport type -Military Operator Belgian Air Component

Location FlorennesWalloniaBelgium

Built 1936, Elevation AMSL 935 ft / 285 m

Sources: Belgian AIP Florennes Air Base (ICAO: EBFS) is a Belgian Air Component military airfield located 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) east southeast of Florennes, a Walloon municipality of Belgium. It is home to the 2nd Tactical Wing, operating F-16 Fighting Falcons. It also used to be the home to the Tactical Leadership Programme (TLP), a joint training program formed by 10 NATO members. On July 31, 2009, TLP moved to Albacete in Spain.

During World War II, German Luftwaffe fighter units operated from here, including Ju 88 and Bf 110 night fighters, and Focke-Wulf Fw 190 day fighters. It was captured in September 1944, after which Allied units operating from here included the USAAF's 430th Fighter Squadron, flying Lockheed P38 Lightnings in the ground attack role, and the 422nd Night Fighter Squadron, flying Northrop P-61 Black Widows.

Currently, two fighter squadrons operate out of Florennes Airbase. 1 Squadron, which was started in 1917 and 350 Squadron, founded in the UK in 1942 during the Second World War. Both units fly the F-16 Fighting Falcon.

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