Western Arc 2004
From September 20th till October 4th the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) deployed six F-16’s from Tengah Air Force Base in Singapore, to Base Aerien 102 Dijon in France, for a joined exercise named Western Arc 2004.
60 years Operation Market Garden
On September 18th and 19th the last big commemoration of operation Market Garden took place near Arnhem. After 60 years most of the surviving veterans are too old or past away, so one last big event was organized to honour them. With contribution from the United Kingdom, United States, the Netherlands and for the first time the Czech Republic and Poland, various para-droppings were made over the former combat area.
NOMAD is a Belgian Air Force inspired multi-national air defence training exercise which has been held annually at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire since the first exercise took place back in the summer of 1994. The only exception was during 1999, when it was cancelled due to Operation Allied Force taking place in Kosovo.
RNLAF Opendays 2004
Four years after my first Air Show at Volkel Air Base have past before the Air Base was assigned to organise the Open Days of the Royal Netherlands Air force again. In 2000 the show was held in September due to the war in Kosovo, this year it was in June as common. The weekend of June 18-19th was the place to be for the Dutch tax payer to discover the tasks and material of the RNLAF.