BELGIAN AIR FORCE
Global Aviator|March 2021
Two new rescue divers for the 40th Squadron
Gert Trachez

After two years of training, two new candidate rescue divers from the 40th Squadron SAR (search and rescue) of the Belgian Air Force to their final exams in December 2020.

40th Squadron is a helicopter squadron based at the Koksijde Air Base. It is dedicated to search and rescue (SAR), antisubmarine warfare and troop transportation operations. It operates four NH90 NFH helicopters which have replaced the Westland Sea King Mk.48 helicopters. On average, around ninety life-saving interventions are carried out annually by the NH90 NFH helicopters and its crews.

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