Key Dates

of the Honduran Air Force
19.4.1921    Military aviation started with the procurement of two Bristol F.2b.
1924 The Escuela Nacional de Aviación was formed.
14.4.1931 The aviation school became part of the Ministry of War, Marine and Aviation.
25.2.1936 Fuerza Aérea y Escuela de Aviación Militar was formed.
1954 The FAEAM became an independent service and was renamed Fuerza Aérea Hondureña (FAH).
1957 Frontier conflict with Nicaragua.
14.7.1969 The so called "El Guerra de 100 Horas" between El Salvador and Honduras started.
5.8.1969   After pressure from the OAS, El Salvador withdraw its troops from Honduras.
21.5.1985   Honduras and the USA signed an agreement for the further use of Palmerola AB.

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of the Uruguayan Air Force
17 March 1913    Escuela Militar de Aviación (EMA) was formed.
20 November 1916    Escuela Militar de Aviación (EMA) was reformed.
15 January 1924    The first operational unit, an Escuadrilla de Caza, was formed.
31 December 1935    The Aeronáutica Militar (A.M.) and the Base Aeronáutica No.1 and Base Aeronáutica No.2 were formed.
1951    PLUNA (Primeras Líneas Uruguayas de Navegación Aérea) was formed.
4 December 1953    Fuerza Aérea Uruguaya (FAU) was established.
11 October 1960    Three commands (Comando Aéro-Tactico, Comando Aéreo de Entrenamiento and Comando Aéreo de Material) were formed.
9 July 1965    The Bases Aeronáuticas were reformed as brigades (Brigada Aérea).
17 August 1970    TAMU (Transportes Aéreos Militares Uruguayos) was established.
27 April 1994    All Regimientos Tácticos and Grupos de Aviación became Escuadrones Aéreos.
14 July 1994    All air bases (Aeródromos Militares) were renamed as Bases Aéreas.

 

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of the Royal New Zealand Air Force
1912    First New Zealand army officer undergoes pilot training in the UK
1913    Bleriot XI monoplane presented to the NZ government
1918    Several New Zealand fighter pilots become aces in the First World War
1923    New Zealand Permanent Air Force officially established
1934    NZPAF is renamed the Royal New Zealand AIr Force
1937    RNZAF becomes an independent military service
1939    New Zealand joins the Empire Air Training Scheme
December 1941    Start of the Pacific War with Japan
1942    First Lend-Lease aircraft arrive from USA for home defence
15 August 1945    VJ Day – Japan surrenders
1952    14 Sqn deploys to Cyprus
1956    RNZAF Antarctic Flight first formed
1957    Territorial Air Force disbanded
1965    RNZAF begins participation in Vietnam War
1985    End of New Zealand participation in ANZUS treaty
2001    RNZAF combat wing is scrapped

Key Dates (Pre-WW2)

of the Latvian Air Force
Key Dates:
7 June 1919    Latvian Aviation Group established
30 September 1919    Latvian Aviation Park established
20 January 1920    School of Military Aviation established
10 March 1921    Latvian Aviation Park becomes Latvian Aviation Division
18 September 1926    Latvian Aviation Division becomes Latvian Aviation Regiment
18 September 1936    Latvian Aviation Regiment absorbs Naval Aviation Division
25 December 1940    Latvian Aviation Regiment formally disbanded

Key Dates (Pre-WW2)

for the Lithuanian Air Force
Key Dates:
1 January 1919    Aviation unit established
5 Febrary 1919    First aircraft acquired
12 February 1919    Flying School established
August 1920    Aviation unit renamed Karo Aviacija (Military Aviation)
3 August 1940    USSR invades and occupies Lithuania
August 1940    LTAF becomes Tautine Eskadrile (National Squadron) under Soviet control
22 June 1941    Nazi Germany invades USSR
June 1941    Tautine Eskadrile disbanded

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Estonian Air Force (pre-WW2)

21 November 1918    Aviation Company of the Engineer Battalion created
January 1919    First aircraft obtained – captured from the Soviets
1920    Aviation Company expanded to an Aviation Regiment
1928    Aviation Regiment comes under the control of the Air Defence organisation
17 June 1940    Soviet Union invades Estonia – Estonian Air Force does not resist
June 1940    Air Force becomes Aircraft Squadron of 22nd Territorial Corps of the Soviet Army
22 June 1941    Germany invades the Soviet Union – Estonia soon occupied
June 1941    22nd Territorial Corps evacuates to Russia, but many Estonian personnel desert to fight the retreating Red Army

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of the North Korean Air Force
25 Oct 1945    Sinuiju Aviation Unit established
5 June 1946    Sinuiju Aviation Unit reformed as a military organization
1946    First North Korean pilots begin fighter conversion training
20 Aug 1947    Air Force officially established
25 June 1950    North Korea attacks South Korea
29 June 1950    First air-to-air victory claimed
26 Nov 1950    China enters Korean War in support of North Korea
27 July 1953    Truce formally ends Korean War
1961    Military co-operation treaty signed with USSR
July 1961    Mutual Assistance treaty signed with China