27th Squadron was formed at Florennes AB on September
3 months later, on December 20th, the Squadron
relocated to Chièvres AB, to form, together with 23rd Squadron and
31st Squadron, the 10th Wing, starting off with a dozen Spitfire XIV, a
single T-6 Harvard and some Airspeed AS.40 Oxford's.
One year later the Spitfires
were already leaving and
being replaced by the Republic F-84E "Thunderjet", who, in turn
were replaced in later in 1952 by the more powerful F-84G
In May 1956 the third version of the F-84 entered
service. This F84-F "Thunderstreak"
also announced the Supersonic-age in Belgium.
New strategies were being developed; one of them, the QRA (Quick
Reaction Alert), was activated in 1960.
was the last operational feat of the Black Panthers,
before being converted to an Operational Training Unit the same year.
was a dark year for the Squadron, due to
reorganisations within the Belgian Air Force it was disbanded on
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