Tag Archives: Armed forces


Night flying Leeuwarden Air Base

Night flying Part of the training for Air Force pilots is night flying. These exercises are often in the dark winter months. The long evenings make it possible to practice earlier in the evening to […]

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HWIC and TAC helicopter exercises of the RNLAF

HWIC/TAC helicopter exercise From februari 5 to 23, the Royal Netherlands Air Force exercises flying low with helicopters. There are two kinds of exercises: Helicopter Weapons Instructor Course (HWIC) and TAC (tactical) exercises. Usually the […]

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Medieval Festival Hanze 2017

Medieval Festival Hanze 2017 When you approached the Cellebroederspoort od the “Wijde blik” in the park of Kampen, you would get the impression you travelled back to mediëval times. 1427 to be exact, the year […]

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Militracks 2017

Militracks 2017 This year there was another Militracks event at Oorlogsmuseum Overloon At this event you can see various German vehicles from world war two. The museum was founded in 1946 on the remainers of […]

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Frisian Flag 2017 photos

Frisian Flag 2017 From march 27. to april 7. the annual Frisian Flag exercise is taking place. This is the biggest air force exercise in Europe.Besides the Netherlands Germany, Belgium, Portugal, the United Kingdom, France […]

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Luchtmachtdagen airshow 2016

On june 10. and 11. the Luchtmachtdagen airshow was at Leeuwarden Air Force Base. There were 280.000 visitors at the event, many probably to see the two new F-35A Lightning II aircraft (Also known as Joint Strike Fighter). […]

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Battle of Bourtange

Battle of Bourtange June 4. and 5. 2016 the Battle of Bourtange was played in the fortified town Bourtange in Groningen. It is the biggest annual reenactment event in the Netherlands. One year the scene […]

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Arrival of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II

The Lockheed Martin F-35 is developed for the Joint Strike Fighter program. The Joint Strike Fighter Program started in the early nineties to replace various aircraft. The competetors in the program were the Boeing X-32 […]

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Militracks 2016

Militracks May 14th and 15th was the seventh edition of Militracks, since it started in 2010. Militracks is a large event where dozens of vehicles, used by the German Wehrmacht, are shown. It is not […]

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Spijk “Terug naar toen” – Battle of Delfzijl Photo’s

During the weekend of april 16th and 17th, the Battle of Delfzijl was remembered during the event “Spijk terug naar toen”. Most people do know the Battle of Overloon, but not everybody knows that some […]

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Frisian Flag Leeuwarden AFB 2016 – Photo’s

Frisian Flag From april 11. to 22. 2016 was the thirteenth edition of Frisian Flag. Frisian Flag is the North European version of exercises like Red Flag and Maple Flag in the USA and Canada. The […]

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