Belgian Air Force - 1st Squadron new commemorative F-16AM - 105 years

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Belgian Air Force - 1st Squadron new commemorative F-16AM - 105 years

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Roll out today at Florennes airbase in Belgium from the 1st Squadron new commemorative F-16AM (serial FA-57) - Scottish Thistle emblem 105 years.

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Nice and clean. Scottish connection?

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Established in 1913 at Braschaat near Antwerp, the unit was officially designated 1st Fighter Squadron on February 22nd, 1916. In the Summer of 1917 - so 105 years ago - following a proposal from the Belgian WWI ace André de Meulemeester (aka "The Eagle of Flanders") the Scottish Thistle became the emblem from the unit with the appropriate latin motto: "Nemo me impune lacessit" which usually translates into "No one provokes me with impunity". Based at that time in France at Les Moëres airfield, the squadron had as neighbours Battalions from a Scots Guards Regiment of the British Army with which brotherhood links had been established. This explains that.

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Thanks. Love the yellow tartan ventral fins

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Very cool!

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Classy.
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