Historical Orders of Battle

of the Lebanese Air Force

Historical orders of battle for the Lebanese Air Force are listed for the following dates:

1950   1954   1956   mid 1958   1963   1967   1971   1975   1979   1982   
1988   1991   1995   1999   2002   Table of Current Order of Battle

1950

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Squadron Type Base
Transport Flight Dove x 1 Rayak
Bomber Squadron SM.79 x 4 Rayak
Ecole de l’Air Prentice x 2, Proctor IV x 1, Chipmunk T.30 x 3 Rayak

1954

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Squadron Type Base
Pursuit Bomber Squadron Vampire FB.52 x 2 Beirut Intl. Airport (Kaldeh)
Transport Flight SM.79 x 4, Dove x 1 Rayak
Comms. Flight Prentice x 2, MB.308 x 1 Rayak
Ecole de l’Air Chipmunk T.30 x 3, Harvard, Vampire T.55 x 1 Rayak

1956

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Squadron Type Base
1 Squadron Vampire FB.52 x 6, Vampire T.55 x 3 Beirut Intl. Airport (Kaldeh)
Transport Flight SM.79 x 4, Dove x 1 Rayak
Comms. Flight Prentice x 2, MB.308 x 1 Rayak
Ecole de l’Air Chipmunk T.30 x 3, Harvard Rayak

mid 1958

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Squadron Type Base
1 Squadron Vampire FB.52 x 5, Vampire T.55 x 4 Beirut Intl. Airport (Kaldeh)
Transport Flight SM.79 x 4, Dove x 1 Rayak
Comms. Flight Prentice x 2, MB.308 x 1 Rayak
Ecole de l’Air Chipmunk T.30 x 3, Harvard Rayak

1963

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Squadron Type Base
1 Squadron Hunter FGA.70 x 6 Beirut Intl. Airport (Kaldeh)
2 Squadron Hunter FGA.70 x 6 Beirut Intl. Airport (Kaldeh)
3 Squadron Alouette II x 3, Alouette III x 7 Beirut IAP (Kaldeh)
? Squadron Vampire FB.52 x 5 Beirut Intl. Airport (Kaldeh)
Transport Flight SM.79 x 4, Dove x 1 Rayak
Ecole de l’Air Chipmunk x 6, Harvard, Vampire T.55 x 4 Rayak

1967

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Squadron Type Base
2 Squadron Hunter FGA.70 x 12 Beirut Intl. Airport (Kaldeh)
3 Squadron Alouette II x 3, Alouette III x 7 Beirut IAP (Kaldeh)
Transport Flight Dove x 1 Rayak
Ecole de l’Air Chipmunk x 6, Harvard, Vampire T.55 x 4 Rayak

1971

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Squadron Type Base
2 Squadron Hunter FGA.70 x 10 Beirut Intl. Airport (Kaldeh)
3 Squadron Alouette II x 3, Alouette III x 7 Beirut IAP (Kaldeh)
5 Squadron Mirage IIIEL/BL x 12 Kleyate
6 Squadron Magister x 4 Rayak
Transport Flight Dove x 1 Rayak
Ecole de l’Air Chipmunk x 6 Rayak

1975

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Squadron Type Base
2 Squadron Hunter FGA.70/T.66 x 12 Beirut Intl. Airport (Kaldeh)
3? Squadron Alouette II x 4, Alouette III x 6 Beirut IAP (Kaldeh)
4 Squadron Mirage IIIEL/BL x 11 Kleyate
5 Squadron AB.212 x 2 Beirut IAP (Kaldeh)
6 Squadron Magister x 4 Rayak
Transport Flight Dove x 1 Rayak
Ecole de l’Air Chipmunk x 4 Rayak

1979

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Squadron Type Base
2 Squadron Hunter FGA.70/70A/T.66 x 11 Beirut Intl. Airport (Kaldeh)
3? Squadron Alouette II x 4, Alouette III x 12 Beirut IAP (Kaldeh)
4 Squadron Mirage IIIEL/BL x 10 (stored) Kleyate
5 Squadron AB.212 x 6 Beirut IAP (Kaldeh)
6 Squadron Magister x 4 Rayak
Transport Flight Dove x 1, Shrike Commander 690A x 1 Rayak
Ecole de l’Air Chipmunk x 1, Bulldog 126 x 6 Rayak

1982

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Squadron Type Base
2 Squadron Hunter FGA.70/70A/T.66 x 11 Beirut Intl. Airport (Kaldeh)
3? Squadron Alouette II x 4, Alouette III x 12 Beirut IAP (Kaldeh)
4 Squadron Mirage IIIEL/BL x 10 (stored) Kleyate
5 Squadron AB.212 x 6 Beirut IAP (Kaldeh)
6 Squadron Magister x 8 Rayak
8 Squadron SA 342L Gazelle x 4 Beirut IAP (Kaldeh)
9 Squadron SA 330L Puma x 11 Rayak
Transport Flight Dove x 1, Shrike Commander 690A x 1 Rayak
Ecole de l’Air Bulldog 126 x 6 Rayak

1988

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Squadron Type Base
2 Squadron Hunter FGA.70/70A/T.66 x 7 Halate
3? Squadron Alouette II x 2, Alouette III x 7 Beirut IAP (Kaldeh)
4 Squadron Mirage IIIEL/BL x 10 (stored) Kleyate/Qulaiaat
5 Squadron AB.212 x 7 Beirut IAP (Kaldeh)
6 Squadron Magister x 3 Halate
8 Squadron SA 342L Gazelle x 4 Beirut IAP (Kaldeh)
9 Squadron SA 330L Puma x 11 Rayak
Transport Flight Dove x 1 Rayak
Ecole de l’Air Bulldog 126 x 5 Halate

1991

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Squadron Type Base
2 Squadron Hunter FGA.70/70A/T.66 x 7 Halate
3? Squadron Alouette II x 2, Alouette III x 7 Beirut IAP (Kaldeh)
4 Squadron Mirage IIIEL/BL x 10 (stored) Kleyate/Qulaiaat
5 Squadron AB.212 x 7 Beirut IAP (Kaldeh)
6 Squadron Magister x 3 Halate
8 Squadron SA 342L Gazelle x 4 Beirut IAP (Kaldeh)
9 Squadron SA 330L Puma x 11 Rayak
Transport Flight Dove x 1 Rayak
Ecole de l’Air Bulldog 126 x 5 Halate

1995

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Squadron Type Base
2 Squadron Hunter FGA.70/70A/T.66 x 7 Beirut Intl. Airport (Kaldeh)
3? Squadron Alouette II x 2, Alouette III x 7 Beirut IAP (Kaldeh)
5 Squadron AB.212 x 7 Beirut IAP (Kaldeh)
6 Squadron Magister x 3 Rayak
8 Squadron SA 342L Gazelle x 4 Beirut IAP (Kaldeh)
9 Squadron SA 330L Puma x 11 Rayak
10 Squadron UH-1H x 8 Beirut IAP (Kaldeh)
11 Squadron UH-1H x 8 Beirut IAP (Kaldeh)
Ecole de l’Air Bulldog 126 x 5 Rayak

1999

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Squadron Type Base
2 Squadron Hunter FGA.70/70A/T.66 x 7 Beirut Intl. Airport (Kaldeh)
3 Squadron Alouette II x 2, Alouette III x 7 Beirut IAP (Kaldeh)
5 Squadron AB.212 x 7 Beirut IAP (Kaldeh)
6 Squadron Magister x 3 Rayak
8 Squadron SA 342L Gazelle x 4 Beirut IAP (Kaldeh)
9 Squadron SA 330L Puma x 11 Rayak
10 Squadron UH-1H x 6 Beirut IAP (Kaldeh)
11 Squadron UH-1H x 6 Beirut IAP (Kaldeh)
12 Squadron UH-1H x 6 Rayak
Ecole de l’Air Bulldog 126 x 5 Rayak

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