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Belgian AF 1 Sqn celebrates 85 years with special color scheme at Recce Meet

August 17, 2003 (by Stefaan Vanhastel) - The Belgian Air Force's no. 1 Sqn celebrates its 85th Anniversary in 2003. To commemorate the occasion, an F-16A MLU was painted in special colors. The same aircraft also served as flagship for the 2003 Recce Meet at Florennes Air Base.

Belgian Air Force F-16A MLU #FA-112 in special colors for the 2003 Recce Meet at Florennes AB, at the same time celebrating the 85th anniversary of no. 1 Sqn [Photo by Benoit Simon]

F-16A #FA-112 wears a "Recce Meet 2003" logo on the starboard side of the tail, and "85th Annniversary" markings on the port side.

The color scheme depicts the 2003 Recce Meet patch:

Patch courtesy of www.stingerswing.be.




Additional images:

Belgian Air Force F-16A MLU #FA-112 in special colors for the 2003 Recce Meet at Florennes AB, at the same time celebrating the 85th anniversary of no. 1 Sqn [Photo by Benoit Simon]

BAF F-16AM #FA-112 from the 1st sqn wearing the 85th anniversary scheme is equipped with an AIM-120 and an AGM-65 missile at Kleine Brogel AB on July 20th, 2004. [AviaMagazine photo by Koen Hartkamp]

Belgian Air Force F-16A MLU #FA-112 in special colors for the 2003 Recce Meet at Florennes AB, at the same time celebrating the 85th anniversary of no. 1 Sqn [Photo by Benoit Simon]