National Markings
Latvian Border Guard

This section describes and illustrates the various national insignia used by the Latvian Border Guard since its formation:



 

Main MarkingFin Flash

1993-present
The national flag is carried as a fin flash. All helicopters carry the service coat of arms in a shield on the rear fuselage together with the service titles VALSTS ROBEZSARDZE in gold.

Latvian Border Guard

Operator Profile

History

Narrative Summary

To be added.

To be added.

Key Dates

11 November 1991    First Border Guard units sworn in.
1 February 1992    Border Guard Brigade created.
23 November 1995    Border Guard Brigade becomes Border Guarding Forces within the National Armed Forces.
7 January 1997    BGF moved from Ministry of Defence to Ministry of the Interior.
14 February 1997    Border Guarding Forces renamed Border Guard of the Ministry of the Interior.
1 May 1998    Border Guard renamed State Border Guard.
2002    State Border Guard Aviation Service established.

Current Status

Latvian Border Guard helicopters are used primarily for border surveillance and law enforcement missions.

Future Plans

Funds were allocated in late 2012 for the purchase of two Agusta-Bell AB206B helicopters from the Finnish Border Guard.

Markings

National Insignia

Current — Historical

Aircraft Serial Numbers

Latvian Border Guard helicopters carry civil registrations.

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

False reports of aircraft on order or in service – none known.

Organisation

Main Headquarters

Riga.

Organisational Structure

All helicopters are based at Ludza.

Current Unit Assignments

Table of Current Unit Assignments

Historical Unit Assignments

List of Historical Unit Assignments – to be added.

All-Time Flying Units List

Not applicable.

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

All helicopters are operated from Ludza.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

In addition to the main base, here are also a number of smaller airports and airfields around the country which are sometimes used by the Border Guard.
Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.

More Information

Books

Latvian Military Aviation Bibliography – to be added.

Magazines

To be added.

Websites

Official Latvian Border Guard webpage

JetPhotos.net

Airliners.net

Bell 206B JetRanger III

in Latvian Border Guard service

History

One Bell 206B JetRanger III supplied under contract by Baltijas Helikopters for personnel training.


Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
YL-??? ? ? 2002  


Pictures

None available at present.

More Information

References

  • European Air Forces Directory 2007/2008 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

Border guard training in Latvia