Air Wing
Royal Bahamas Defence Force

 

Key Facts

Short Name:
Nickname: unknown
Main Role: Patrol
Secondary Role: SAR
First Formed: 1982
Parent Unit: Defence Force HQ
Current Status: Active

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.

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