Change of Command at the 15th Transport Wing at Melsbroek

 

 

 During a ceremony organised at Melsbroek airbase on October 27th, 2010, Colonel Avi Bernard Flamang has passed command of the base to Colonel Avi Bernard Masuy. Colonel Flamang has been the much appreciated base commander of Melsbroek airbase since the last three years. The base near Brussels houses the 15th Transport Wing equipped with Lockheed C-130H Hercules transport aircraft and Passengers/VIP aircraft (locally known as the “white products”, because of their colour scheme) such as the Embraer ERJ 135 and 145, Falcon 20 and 900 and the Leased Airbus A330.

For the first time in the history of the 15th Transport Wing a young pilot received her wings during a change of command ceremony. Minister of Defence, Pieter De Crem (CD&V) in person presented the "Wing" to Captain Joke Marcoen, who has been  posted to the 20th Squadron as a C-130 pilot .

  

Change of Command at the 15th Transport Wing at Melsbroek

Colonel Avi Bernard Flamang (l.) and Colonel Avi Bernard Masuy (r.), the new Commander of Melsbroek airbase.

 

Change of Command at the 15th Transport Wing at Melsbroek

Col Flamang during his address to the authorities, public and personnel.

Change of Command at the 15th Transport Wing at Melsbroek

Minister of Defence Pieter De Crem presenting the "Wings" to Captain Joke Marcoen

Change of Command at the 15th Transport Wing at Melsbroek  

Captain Avi Joke Marcoen in her future office, a Lockheed C-130H Hercules

 

 

Change of Command at the 15th Transport Wing at Melsbroek

Ceremonial flypast.

 

 

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 © Daniel Brackx  (October 2010)

 

 

Last updated 28/10/10 17:04   Daniel Brackx

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