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First Wing Historical Centre

The main purpose of the IWHC (First Wing Historical Centre) is to evoke the history of Beanvechain air base since 1935 and especially the history of the Fighter Squadrons between 1946 and 1996.

Our small museum was able to obtain some damaged aircraft but they have been restored and are on display. Also on display are some aircraft engines and service vehicles. The Centre also remember Brustem air base as well as Goetsenhoven air base, both recently closed.

The official name of Beauvechain air base is "Base Charles. ROMAN". Wing Commander Charles ROMAN died in action whithin command of six squadrons.

For current visiting hours, please visit the website of the museum.

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  • Text: Barry van Veen
  • Photos: Rudi Rasker