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In the News (Sun 14 Jul 19)

  Moroccan Air Force at 50
The Royal Armed Forces were founded with French support on 2 March 1956, and initially consisted of transport aircraft and helicopters of French and American origin.
Acquired in two batches since the late 60s, the Royal Moroccan Air Force still operates the Agusta AB-205B Iroquois in the light transport role from Rabat-Salé AB, were the majority of the helicopter fleet is housed, as well as the helicopter flying school.
The Gendarmerie Royale (State Police), one of the components of the Royal Armed Forces, is an umbrella organisation for several government branches.
www.airsceneuk.org.uk /airshow06/morocco/morocco.htm   (1714 words)

  Royal Moroccan Air Force - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Royal Moroccan Air Force (RMAF) (Arabic: القوات الجوية الملكية المغربية ; transliterated: al-Qoat al-Jaoiyah al-Maghribiyah al-Malakiyah) is the official air force of Morocco.
The Royal Moroccan Air Force flies a variety of Western-built airplanes.
The Moroccan troops who did occupy the dispiuted island, were transported back to Morocco, after which the Spanish Air Force and Navy did take over the occupied Island.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Royal_Moroccan_Air_Force   (320 words)

 Real Instituto Elcano
It was not until very recently that the role of the paramilitary (the Royal Gendarmerie and the Auxiliary Forces) and the FAR (Royal Moroccan Navy) was given a higher profile in the struggle against smuggling in general and illegal trafficking in undocumented immigrants in particular.
A special mention is reserved for the two paramilitary forces —the Royal Gendarmerie and the Auxiliaries— due to their significant manpower (42,000), which has held steady for the past ten years, but risen in the last two years to deal with additional responsibilities.
An agreement signed in January 1987 between the Royal Moroccan Air Force and the NASA converted the airbase of Benguerir, located between Casablanca and Marrakesh, into the longest airstrip on the Western Europe-North African axis, to be employed for emergency landings by US space shuttles.
www.realinstitutoelcano.org /documentos/68.asp   (6613 words)

 The Royal Air Force - History Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
A veteran who joined the Royal Air Force on the day it came into being - 1 April 1918 - was guest of honour when he visited his old station, RAF Halton near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire in November 1997.
Each air force is expected to contribute up to fourteen jets to the flypast.
Royal Air Force Squadron Leader Andy 'Dead Dog' Green has succeded in driving Richard Noble's Thrust Supersonic Car into the land speed record books at the amazing speed of 714 mph.
www.raf.mod.uk /history/97arch.html   (2646 words)

 Clyde North Aeronautical Preservation Group - CNAPG.
Nov1990 The aircraft was acquired by the Pakistani Air Force and re-serialed as 90-505.
Nov1990 The aircraft was acquired by the Pakistani Air Force and re-serialed as 90-506.
Nov1990 The aircraft was acquired by the Pakistani Air Force and re-serialed as 90-509.
www.cnapg.org /mirage.htm   (5677 words)

 MILAVIA - Dassault-Brequet Mirage F1 - Video Gallery
Royal Moroccan Air Force refueling of a Mirage F1 and F-5E by a Boeing 707 tanker.
Argentine Air Force operating it's three Mirage versions: the Mirage IIIEA as an interceptor, and the Mirage V Finger and Mirage V Mara as strikers.
A French Air Force Mirage 2000C performing at the 2004 SIAD Airshow in Bratislava, Slovakia.
www.milavia.net /aircraft/miragef1/miragef1_vids.htm   (1279 words)

 Middle East Newsline -
An appeals court in Casablanca heard the case of a Moroccan aircraft company that has served as a major supplier to the kingdom's air force.
The complainant in the case against the aircraft firm was the Royal Moroccan Air Force.
The air force charged that the firm exported spare parts for military aircraft in the name of the kingdom's air force.
www.menewsline.com /stories/2003/january/01_08_3.html   (225 words)

 Albums | Patrick's Aviation
Two Dassault Mirage F1's performing at the 2002 Royal International Air Tattoo.
Royal Moroccan Air Force refueling of a Mirage F1 and F-5E by a Boeing 707 tanker.
This video shows Mirage F1 flying extremely low between canyon rocks in the desert similarly to the spaceships in the movie directed by George Lucas, STAR WARS.
www.patricksaviation.com /albums/knaki/1322   (246 words)

 Amazon.com: The Air Force Role in Low-Intensity Conflict: Books: David Dean   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The players were the Royal Moroccan Air Force and the Polisario, the latter trying to wrest control of the Western Sahara from the Kingdom of Morocco.
Help from the United States was especially important when the Polisario deployed Soviet-built SA-6 surface-to-air missiles to counter the growing effectiveness of the Royal Moroccan Air Force.
For many reasons, the United States and the US Air Force were not able to assist the Moroccans effectively.
www.amazon.com /Air-Force-Role-Low-Intensity-Conflict/dp/0898758920   (707 words)

 Hassan II of Morocco Dies at 70; A Monarch Oriented to the West   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The King, who had been in fragile health since he was hospitalized in the United States four years ago for lung problems, had been admitted earlier in the day to the Avicenne hospital in Rabat, the capital, with an acute lung infection, according to a statement by the palace.
Moroccans said of King Hassan that he had "baraka," or "blessedness," an Arabic expression for a charismatic person blessed with divine protection.
In 1957, he became the commander in chief of the Royal Moroccan Army, which was splintered between officers who had been loyal to the French and the former rebels.
www.library.cornell.edu /colldev/mideast/hasn2.htm   (2741 words)

 Royal Air Maroc   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Casablanca airport (Aeroport Mohammed V) Landing in Morocco at Casablanca's Mohammed V airport on a Royal Air Maroc flight from New York.
Back in the 1950s, before Moroccan Independence, the country was technically part of NATO under the French.
Moroccans often call Casablanca their "Los Angeles." It is a big modern city of 3.5 million people, stretching along the Atlantic for nearly 20 miles.
geogweb.berkeley.edu /GeoImages/Miller/airmaroc.html   (142 words)

 The Boeing Sea Knight & Chinook
The Air Force HKP-4As were phased out in the late 1980s or early 1990s, with four transferred to the Navy and updated to ASW configuration as "HKP-4Ds".
In the early 1960s, British forces operated the Bristol Belvedere tandem-rotor helicopter, but the Belvedere was one of the more regrettable British helicopters, and in 1967 the British Ministry of Defense decided to adopt the Chinook as replacement.
The Korean air force machines are fitted for SAR, with larger fuel capacity and nose radar, and are referred to "HH-47Ds".
www.faqs.org /docs/air/avch47.html   (6309 words)

 Mirage Aircraft for Flight Simulator
The aircraft represented is a No.1 Sqn Mirage F1AZ of the South African Air Force in the original delivery camouflage colors.
But the latter is scheduled to begin replacing the large variety of Mirage III and Mirage 5 operated by the PAF as early as 2006.
Among the 34 different aircraft included in the package are repaints of the Mirage III by Warwick Carter (two versions: desert camouflage and overall gray) and an overall gray version of the Mirage 2000 by Roland Laborie.
www.mirage4fs.com /news_05.html   (5697 words)

 List of air forces information - Search.com
Royal Cambodian Air Force - Force Aérienne Royale Cambodge
Indonesian Air Force - Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Udara
Royal Malaysian Air Force - Tentera Udara Diraja Malaysia
www.search.com /reference/List_of_air_forces   (944 words)

 Freedom Fighter in Service with Morocco
Under the pressure of rebellion in Algeria and disorders in Morocco itself, the French were forced in March of 1956 to relinquish its rights in Morocco.
Following its independence from France, the Kingdom of Morocco began to tilt towards the Soviet Union, and the Al Quwwat al Jawwiya al Malakiya (Royal Moroccan Air Force) was equipped with MiG-17s and MiG-15UTIs from Russia.
The Moroccan F-5s based at Kenitra bore the brunt of the aerial combat, flying numerous strikes against Polisario targets.
home.att.net /~jbaugher1/f5_13.html   (742 words)

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Marine Observation Squadron Two continued to be called upon for numerous air missions during the next few years From the Marble Mountain Air Facility, its home base southeast of Da Nang.
During early 1981, the squadron assisted the Royal Moroccan Air Force in forming their first OV- 10A squadron.
The UDP detachments have seen contingency operations in support of the Philippine government during the coup attempts and have flown in support of both earthquake and volcano relief.
www.angelfire.com /va/cherrydeuce/History.html   (1965 words)

 Port Lyautey Guestbook
I dated a boy who was an Air Force dependent but most people did not know he was born there..always thought it was strange that he didn't want anyone to know what his name was.
My wife Wanda worked at the elementary school at the Naval Air Station I was assigned to petty officer in charge of the power plant which consisted of 6 150 KW FB Morris Diesel generators that had sever and constant bearing problems.
A little over a year later, the 16th of August 1972, pilots or the Royal Moroccan Air Force based at Kenitra fired on the Kings plane as he is returning from a private visit in France.
www.portlyautey.com /guestlog_2005.htm   (13165 words)

 Freq Of Nature Photos
Eventually retired from the Republic of Korea Air Force, this aircraft was selected for display in the US in 1984.
Through the efforts of the Oregon and Minnesota Air National Guard, this Sabre was airlifted to Arizona in August 1984.
It is on long-term loan from the Air Force, displaying the markings of General Blesse's Sabre when he flew with the Fourth Fighter Wing during 1952.
www.freqofnature.com /photos/champlin_musem_nov_2001/index.html   (1282 words)

 Roundel , Morocco
The Royal Moroccan Air Force (Al-Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Malakiya Marakishiya) was founded after the independancy of Morocco, gained on the 2nd March 1956.
The Moroccan national flag is used as a fin flash on the tail or on the rudder of the aircraft.
The Moroccan roundel uses the elements of the national flag, the cherifian green star over a red background, adorned with a crown, symbol of the monarchy.
cocardes.monde.online.fr /v2html/en/pays/maroc.html   (96 words)

 CH-47 Chinook - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In air assault operations, it often serves as the principal mover of the 155 mm M198 howitzer, 30 rounds of ammunition, and an 11-man crew.
The Chinook was used in air assault missions, inserting troops into fire bases and later bringing food, water, and ammunition.
It is in use by the Republic of Singapore Air Force.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/CH-47_Chinook   (1513 words)

 Orders of Battle
Air Force and Air Defence of the Army of the Czech Republic (Scramble)
Macedonian Air Force and Air Defense Force (Scramble)
Slovak Air Force and Air Defense Force (Scramble)
www.geocities.com /Pentagon/9059   (86 words)

 COMUSAFE makes first trip to Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The general's visit culminated in an amphibious and land assault demonstration that showcased the NATO Response Force's show of force and diplomatic muscle flexing.
"I was very impressed with the professionalism of the Algerian Air Force and was happy to have the opportunity to meet the military and civilians at the base," said General Hobbins.
After a successful trip to Tunisia, the party continued on to Morocco, where Gen. Ahmed Boutaleb, the Royal Moroccan Air Force commander, outlined a variety of ways, from joint exercises to medical services, that USAFE could assist them, and was very excited about working with the U.S. Air Force on future endeavors.
www.usafe.af.mil /news/story.asp?id=123023038   (496 words)

 Aviano Air Base - Photos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
AVIANO AIR BASE Italy -- F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 510th Fighter Squadron are chilled after nearly six inches of snow accumulated here Feb. 21.
U.S. Air Forces from the 510th Fighter Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy and Italian Air Forces from the 83rd Combat Search and Rescue Squadron, Rimini, Italy, participated in a 4-day training mission from Feb. 5 to Feb. 8, 2001.
African Eagle is a bi-annual exercise designed to practice dissimilar air to air training with the Royal Moroccan air force.
www.aviano.af.mil /photos/index.asp?galleryID=1944   (851 words)

 TIME.com: Promised Tentacle -- Nov. 28, 1960 -- Page 1
All this, however, failed to satisfy Moroccan Crown Prince Moulay Hassan, who, as boss of his nation's armed forces, decided that the 1960 parade would not be complete without some jets flying in close formation overhead.
To fulfill his dream, the prince got a promise from Morocco's former French masters of twelve Mistral jet fighters to form the nucleus of a new Royal Moroccan Air Force.
But the Moroccan government was already in hot water with the country's left-wingers, who were howling that King Mohammed had let American military advisers infiltrate the Moroccan armed services.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,871823,00.html   (512 words)

 Bert Hinkler's Achievements
May - Ibis takes to the air at Hamble - Hinkler visits U.S.A. In Canada, acquires a Puss Moth which was built in England.
AFC (Air Force Cross) - in recognition of distinguished service rendered to aviation by his solo flight in a light aeroplane from England to Australia.
Moroccan Cross presented at Casablanca Aero Club, by French Commissioner, for South Atlantic crossing - 1931.
www.bundabergonthe.net /hinkler/achievements.htm   (700 words)

 QAM - Join Us!
The Rhode Island Aviation Heritage Association and Quonset Air Museum are a sub-committee of the Rhode Island Heritage Commission.
We also have on display a 1951 North American T-28S Trainer which is flying the Royal Moroccan Air Force colors, and a home-built Starduster Too aerobatic bi-plane.
The Quonset Air Museum is staffed strictly by a group of volunteers.
users.ids.net /~qam/qam/join.htm   (306 words)

 The 'AirNet' Web Site. Aviation Links: Air Forces: A - M
Air Forces (not UK or US): N - Z
VayuSena : Air Forces of the Indian Sub-Continent
Royal Moroccan Air Force - Al Quwwat al Jawwiya al Malakiya Marakishiya - Overview
homepage.ntlworld.com /airnet/airforcesam.html   (723 words)

 DreaMaker Productions - The Sights
So you have a lot of Moroccan crew who are technically excellent at what they do, and their industry has blossomed.So when you go there with a production,there are camera people, production people, lighting and prop people, all of them readily available and anxious to work.
We had Americans, English, Moroccans, Croatians, Italians, Spaniards, Russians, Czechs, Slovaks and French, and the flavor of this international group, I hope, is reflected in the hybrid style that was Somalia, having been occupied and re-occupied over its history by so many invasions and outside influences.
Thomas Matthews, air commander of the mission who circled above the battle in the "C-2 Bird," the Command and Control Black Hawk, was unit commander of the "Nightstalkers," the helicopter organization that supports the Special Operations ground forces worldwide.
www.dreamakerproductions.com /sights/news.htm   (17289 words)

 F-16.net :: Command handovers at Aviano   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Two F-16s from the 555th FS/31st FW arrive at Sidi Slimane Air Base (Morocco) in support of exercise 'African Eagle' on January 22nd, 2001.
African Eagle is a biannual exercise designed to practice dissimilar air-to-air training with the Royal Moroccan Air Force.
Moore is heading to Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts.
www.f-16.net /news_article1826.html   (180 words)

 NationMaster - Statistics > Branches (Latest available) by country
Royal Bahamian Defense Force: Marines, Air Wing (2006)
Bangladesh Defense Force: Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Navy, Bangladesh Air Force (Bangladesh Biman Bahini, BAF) (2006)
VF Army (the air and air defense forces are subordinate commands within the Army), VRS Army (the air and air defense forces are subordinate commands within the Army)
www.nationmaster.com /graph/mil_bra-military-branches   (3453 words)

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