National Markings
Royal Bahamas Defence Force

This section describes and illustrates the various national insignia used by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force since its formation:


                                   

                                        
Fin Flash

1982-Present
The fin flash is displayed on the tailfin. 

Nassau IAP

Airfield Profile

Ownership

Operator: Royal Bahamas Defence Force.

Location

Address: Not known.

Nearest Town/City: to be added.

  Latitude Longitude
Deg. Min. Sec. S 25° 14′ 23.00″ W 057° 31′ 09.00″
Decimal N 25.044135941944916° E -77.4642562866211°

Elevation: 5 m/16 ft

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History

Name Changes

?? – Present

Narrative Summary

All aircraft of the RBDF Air Wing operate from this base..

Key Dates

??    Formal opening of the base

Runways

Direction Length Width Surface
Metres (m) Feet (ft) Metres (m) Feet (ft)
14/32 3358 11018 46 151 Paved
09/27 2537 8324 46 151 Paved

Residents

The following organisations are, or were, permanently based at this location:

Based Military Units

Royal Bahamas Defence Force

Based Civilian Operators

To be added.

Photo Gallery

To be added.

More Information

Books

None known

Magazines

Feature articles to be added.

Websites

To be added.

Disclaimer: Information is provided on this page for historical purposes only, and not for aerial navigation.

Air Wing
Royal Bahamas Defence Force

History

The Air Wing of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force was formed in 1982 and operates today only 5 aircraft. Its roles include Fishery patrol, anti-narcotics and SAR operations.

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Aero Commander 500S 3 1976 – 1990 C6-BEP, C6-DBF, C6-BEM
Cessna 421 1 1988 – 2002 DF-1001/A
Cessna 404 1 1991 – 2008 DF-1002/B
Piper PA-31 Navajo 2 1993 – Present RBDF1-2
Beech King Air 350 1 2005 – Present C6-BDF
Cessna 208 Caravan 1 2007 – Present C6-AWO
Partenavia P-68C Observer 1 2009 – Present C6-CDF


Unit Markings

Air Wing

 


Main Bases

Base Duration
Nassau IAP/New Providence Island 1982 – Present


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/2007 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

Royal Bahamas Defence Force

Operator Profile

History

Narrative Summary

The Air Wing was formed in 1982. No further information available.

Key Dates

1982    The Air Wing was formed.

Current Status

The aircraft of the Air Wing are fully operational.

Future Plans

No information available.

Markings

National Insignia

CurrentHistorical

Aircraft Serial Numbers

DF is used as a prefix for aircraft of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and RBPF for aircraft of the Royal Bahamas Police Force. From 2000 on the prefix RBDF is used.

Unit/Base Codes

Coding system not used

Aircraft

Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used

Current Aircraft Inventory

Table of Current Service Aircraft

All-Time Aircraft Used List

All-Time Table of Aircraft Used

Aircraft NOT Used

No false reports known.

Aircraft Losses and Incidents

None known.

Organisation

Main Headquarters

Coral Harbour Base, PO Box N3733, Nassau.

Organisational Structure

No information about sub-units of the Air Wing available.

Current Order of Battle

Table of Current Order of Battle

Historical Orders of Battle

To be added.

All-Time Flying Units List

Air Wing / Royal Bahamas Defence Force

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

All aircraft of the Air Wing are based at the Nassau IAP, New Providence Island.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

Military Air Bases Listing

More Information

Books

None known.

Magazines

None known.

Websites

Royal Bahamas Defence Force

Any photographs illustrating this air arm would be welcome.

Piper PA-31 Navajo
in Royal Bahamas Defence Force service

History

Owned by the Air Wing / Royal Bahamas Defence Force but operated by the Royal Bahamas Police Force. These aircraft are actually Colemill Panther conversions with updrated engines, 4-bladed propellers and winglets.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
RBPF-1 31-8212034 HK-2939P 1993  
RBPF-2 n/a   1998  


Pictures

None at present.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2004/2005 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

Partenavia P-68C Observer
in Royal Bahamas Defence Force service

History

Used by the Air Wing / Royal Bahamas Defence Force.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
6C-CDF 449/C   2.2009  


Pictures

None at present.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2009/2010 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

Beech Super King Air 350
in Royal Bahamas Defence Force service

History

Used by the Air Wing / Royal Bahamas Defence Force.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
C6-BDF/03 FL-95 N8145E, DF-103/C 2004  


Pictures

None at present.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/2007 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.