Bulgarian Air Force Orders of Battle
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Orders of Battle:

1906-1913    Establishment and the Balkan Wars
20 April 1906*    The First Aeronautical Unit
13 August 1912*    Summer Military Exercises
17 September 1912*    Before the First Balkan War
5 October 1912*    Bulgaria joins First Balkan War
16 October 1912*    The First Bombing Operations
30 October 1912*    The Armistice
21 January 1913*    Hostilities Resume
23 March 1913*    End of the First Balkan War
17 June 1913*    The Second Balkan War starts
1914-1918    The First World War
July 1914*    After Demobilisation
September 1915*    Modest Expansion
October 1915*    Entry into the First World War
26 April 1916    Further Expansion
start of 1917    Early 1917
June 1917    First Fighters on the Frontline
January 1918    Start of the Final Year of the War
May 1918    More Fighters Arrive
early September 1918    The Final Battle
30 September 1918    End of the First World War
12 October 1918    After the First World War
1919-1940    The Inter-War Years
10 April 1921    Police Aviation
30 March 1922    End of para-military aviation
1925    Aeronautics Administration established
1927    The Clandestine Air Force
1930    Aeronautical Regiment
28 July 1934    Air Force Re-established
27 June 1937    Presentation of Colours
1939    After The Initial Expansion
1941-1945    The Second World War
January 1940    The start of the '40s
1 July 1940    Reorganisation to Polks
5 April 1941    Defence During Operation Marita
26 June 1941    Minor Redeployments
6 August 1941    Reconnaissance Deployments
October 1941    Galata Orliak Formed
22 June 1942    Fighter Deployments to Sofia
1 July 1943    Parachute Drujina Formed
September 1943    New Fighters Received
mid 1944    Soviet Troops Approach The Border
September 1944    Anti-German Offensive
28 October 1944    Support to Ground Forces
1946-1989    The Cold War
1949    Post-war Reconstruction
1956    The Jet Age
1965    The Supersonic Era
1975    New Generation Fighters
1990-Present    The Modern Era
1990    End of the Cold War
1994    Partnership for Peace
1998    Partnership for Peace
Current    The Air Force Today

* = Julian calendar date, 13 days behind Gregorian calendar.


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